Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Southern Buys Grant Plains Wind Farm

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Southern Buys Grant Plains Wind Farm

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MEDFORD - Southern Co. subsidiary Southern Power has purchased the 147-megawatt Grant Plains wind farm from Apex Clean Energy.

The Grant Plains wind facility will be in Grant County. Grant Plains is expected to use 64 wind turbines manufactured by Siemens.

Grant Plains will be Atlanta-based Southern Power's third wind facility in Oklahoma. Southern Powers owns the adjacent 151-MW Grant Wind facility and the 299-MW Kay Wind facility in Kay County, both acquired from Apex with turbines produced by Siemens.

"The acquisition of the Grant Plains wind facility is an important step in strategically growing our renewable energy portfolio," said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller. "This project aligns with our business model and underscores our commitment to developing wind generation. …

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