About The Project
Invenergy began development of the Traverse Wind Energy Center in
2018. Currently, our efforts include engineering studies, environmental
studies, and stakeholder engagement.
During the life of the project, Traverse is projected to pay millions of dollars in property taxes, lease payments to landowners, salaries to employees, and payments for local goods and services, resulting in a significant increase in economic activity in Custer and Blaine Counties. Local schools and county infrastructure will benefit from the increase in tax revenue.
Oklahoma is a national and world leader in wind power generation. 31.7% of the electricity generated in Oklahoma during 2018 was generated by wind - which represents the second highest share of wind power generation of any U.S. state. Oklahoma's robust wind industry contributes greatly to the economy - to date, the wind industry has invested more than $14.7 billion into the Oklahoma economy.
The Traverse Wind Energy Center is an unparalleled development opportunity for Custer and Blaine Counties, with millions to be invested in the local economy over the life of the project. We selected Custer and Blaine Counties for this project after intense and careful evaluation due to the:
We take serious our commitment to our local host communities and look
forward to continuing to work closely with the Custer and Blaine County
communities, contributing to the area's economic development, and to
providing an additional supply of clean, homegrown energy in Oklahoma.
To avoid and minimize impacts to wildlife and other natural resources, we work with state and federal agencies and other interested stakeholders to site, build, and operate our facilities responsibly. The cornerstone of that effort is our commitment to act in accordance with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Land-based Solar Energy Guidelines, which includes robust pre-construction wildlife and habitat surveys, early and often communication with wildlife agencies, and operational monitoring to ensure risk to wildlife is minimized.
All County roads and infrastructure will be left in the same or better condition than they were prior to their use for the construction or on-going maintenance and repair of a wind energy project, and such repairs will be completed at no cost to Custer and Blaine Counties.