About The Project
Development of the Sundance Wind Energy Center began in 2018. Invenergy acquired the project from Tradewind Energy in 2019. Currently, our efforts include engineering studies and environmental studies, land leasing, and stakeholder engagement.
During the life of the project, Sundance 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 Woods, Major and Alfalfa 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 Sundance Wind Energy Center is an unparalleled development opportunity for Woods, Major and Alfalfa Counties, with millions to be invested in the local economy over the life of the project. We selected Woods, Major and Alfalfa 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 Woods, Major and Alfalfa 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 Wind 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 Woods, Major and Alfalfa Counties.