Oklahoma tribes, West Wind Energy in talks for a wind-farm deal

04/21/2011 | Advocate (Stamford, Conn.), The

Oklahoma's Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are exploring a deal with West Wind Energy to erect 22 100-kilowatt turbines on land they own in Concho. The wind farm, which would be partly financed by grants from the Department of Energy and the Department of Agriculture, could help the tribes save more than $9 million in energy costs over 40 years. "We want the energy produced here to reduce the carbon footprint of our tribes," said Chester Whiteman, the tribes' director of economic development.

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