Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E), a subsidiary of Oklahoma city-based OGE Energy Corp., will expand its Choctaw Nation/ OG&E Solar Energy Center in Durant, Oklahoma by 5-megawatts (MW), bringing the total solar capacity to 10 MW. OG&E will construct, own and operate the additional 5MW expansion, expected to come online by the end of 2021.
Sean Trauschke, Chairman, President and CEO, OGE Energy, said: “We are proud to continue our collaboration with the Choctaw Nation with this expansion of the Solar Energy Center in Durant. OG&E reduces the impact on the environment while also maintaining some of the lowest rates in the nation. With this addition, we continue to advance our popular customer-driven renewable energy offerings.”
Gary Batton, Chief of the Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma, said: “The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma welcomes the opportunity to expand our commitment to renewable energy. We are excited to grow our partnership with OG&E and give back to our Mother Earth by utilizing a safe, reliable energy source that is environmentally friendly and will further reduce our carbon footprint in Southeast Oklahoma.”