Oklahoma at center of project combining wind and solar energy with battery storage

One of the largest projects in the U.S. to combine wind and solar energy with battery storage is right here in Oklahoma.”This is the first of its kind not only in Oklahoma but in the United States,” said Bryan Garner, with the Skelton Creek Project. “It’ll have wind energy, solar energy, and it will have battery energy storage tying all of that together in one place.”And that one place is Oklahoma – specifically in Garfield and Alfalfa counties, where farmers can take advantage of the energy.”This is going to set a precedent not only for Oklahoma but for the whole region to see the benefits of green energy,” Garner said.We all know the wind in Oklahoma is powerful, and this company is using that power to help make our carbon footprint a little smaller.”This is a great opportunity to expand access to clean energy. Good for the environment and also good for the economy,” Garner said.According to Garner, the Skelton Creek Project will bring a lot of new jobs to Oklahoma, which is something that is needed after many layoffs and job cuts in the oil industry.”It’s tough. It’s a very difficult situation,” said Dewey Bartlett, president of Keener Oil and Gas Co.Bartlett told KOCO 5 in past interviews that green energy is great, but it’s hard to maintain. But Garner said they are working on this battery storage plan to overcome those issues.”Even when the wind isn’t blowing, or the sun isn’t shining, we will still have access through the battery storage,” Garner said.The wind energy has been completed, and crews are working on the solar and battery project.

One of the largest projects in the U.S. to combine wind and solar energy with battery storage is right here in Oklahoma.

“This is the first of its kind not only in Oklahoma but in the United States,” said Bryan Garner, with the Skelton Creek Project. “It’ll have wind energy, solar energy, and it will have battery energy storage tying all of that together in one place.”

And that one place is Oklahoma – specifically in Garfield and Alfalfa counties, where farmers can take advantage of the energy.

“This is going to set a precedent not only for Oklahoma but for the whole region to see the benefits of green energy,” Garner said.

We all know the wind in Oklahoma is powerful, and this company is using that power to help make our carbon footprint a little smaller.

“This is a great opportunity to expand access to clean energy. Good for the environment and also good for the economy,” Garner said.

According to Garner, the Skelton Creek Project will bring a lot of new jobs to Oklahoma, which is something that is needed after many layoffs and job cuts in the oil industry.

“It’s tough. It’s a very difficult situation,” said Dewey Bartlett, president of Keener Oil and Gas Co.

Bartlett told KOCO 5 in past interviews that green energy is great, but it’s hard to maintain. But Garner said they are working on this battery storage plan to overcome those issues.

“Even when the wind isn’t blowing, or the sun isn’t shining, we will still have access through the battery storage,” Garner said.

The wind energy has been completed, and crews are working on the solar and battery project.