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Oklahoma City-based OGE Energy Corp. announced plans to quadruple the company's wind power production and help open western Oklahoma for development of more wind power projects, according to Pete Delaney, chairman, president and CEO of OG&E.

"The significant amount of wind in western Oklahoma is a largely untapped resource that is in increasing demand in Oklahoma and across the nation," says Delaney.

OG&E has 170 MW of wind power. New projects could increase capacity to about 770 MW, Delaney adds.

OG&E also announced plans to begin building a stretch of transmission power line from Oklahoma City to Woodward, eventually extending to Guymon. According to the company, such a high-capacity line would be necessary for OG&E and others to deliver wind-generated power from western and northwestern Oklahoma to the rest of the state and beyond.

In addition, the company announced a concept to allow more OG&E customers to choose what amount, if any, of their power would come from renewable sources.

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