R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project

24 MW ETEC hydroelectric facility on the Trinity River near Livingston, TX

  • Estimated Commercial Operation: March 2020

  • Received FERC license in 3Q 2012

  • Turbine contract awarded in 2Q 2010

  • Executed EPC contract, approved August 2013

  • CREB – Received $10.2 million in 2008, $25 million in 2009 and $15 million in 2011

  • Remainder to be funded by RUS.


Grant Wind Farm

Through a partnership with Grant Wind, LLC, ETEC is now receiving power from a wind power project in Grant county in northern Oklahoma. This project will produce about 150 MW of electricity, enough to help power over 56,000 homes.

“ETEC has worked hard to diversify the energy mix that provides electric power to our member-cooperatives, as we believe this is the best approach to assure an affordable, reliable system for our members. By adding wind power, we will have additional renewable energy to complement other sources now in use,” said Edd Hargett, Former General Manager of ETEC.


Redbed Plains Wind Farm

Redbed Plains Wind Farm will have a capacity of 99.1 MW and consist of 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines. An interconnection agreement for the project has been finalized with American Electric Power (AEP).

“Redbed Plains marks a significant milestone for RES, as it is our eighth wind project in Oklahoma,” stated Jason Zingerman, Senior VP Construction for RES. “We look forward to continued work with landowners and major stakeholders to bring the economic benefits of renewable energy to the Sooner State.”

With the completion of Redbed Plains, RES will have developed and/or constructed more 1,100 MW of wind energy in Oklahoma. Per the American Wind Energy Association, Oklahoma now ranks third in the United States with more than 6,600 MW of wind power installed.

“EDPR NA will expand its footprint to more than 600 MW of operational wind projects in Oklahoma with the completion of the Redbed Plains Wind Farm,” said Phillip Westerby, Executive Vice President, Technical. “The company remains committed to providing clean, renewable energy throughout North America.”

RES began construction in April 2017 with completion scheduled for fourth quarter 2017.