Upwind Solutions Awarded Two Year O&M Agreement by Oklahoma Gas and Electric

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Comprehensive service offering for OG&E’s Centennial Wind Farm will supply electricity to 24,000 homes

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We are proud to have been selected by OG&E to provide operation and maintenance services at their utility-scale wind farm and look forward to the opportunity to help them optimize the performance of their wind farm.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric has awarded UpWind Solutions, Inc. a two year Operations and Maintenance Agreement for post warranty O&M services for their Centennial wind farm operations in Laverne, OK. UpWind technicians will provide service for all of the wind farm’s 80 GE 1.5 SLE wind turbines, supplying enough electricity to power approximately 24,000 American homes.

“We are proud to have been selected by OG&E to provide operation and maintenance services at their utility-scale wind farm and look forward to the opportunity to help them optimize the performance of their wind farm,” stated Peter Wells, CEO of UpWind. “OG&E’s commitment to safety and quality makes them an outstanding partner for us.”

As part of the company’s overall approach, UpWind Solutions’ technicians not only complete rigorous and comprehensive technical training with a focus on maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, they are also encouraged to find solutions that optimize wind turbine availability and performance for wind project owners, ensuring the highest return on investment.

“Maximizing the value of our investment while demonstrating a commitment to producing power in a safe and environmentally responsible manner is important to the success of our wind program. We look forward to working with UpWind Solutions in its role as our O&M provider to achieve this important goal, “ stated Michelle Rodriguez-Pico, Manager Renewable Energy for Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

ABOUT UPWIND SOLUTIONS:
UpWind Solutions, Inc. provides full-service operations and maintenance for utility-scale wind projects. Their comprehensive training of every technician, commitment to safety as a number one priority, and their business model of shared success helps developers and owners maximize profits and ensure project success by focusing on the optimization of wind availability and performance over the full project life span. http://www.upwindsolutions.com

ABOUT OGE Energy Corp.
OGE Energy Corp with headquarters in Oklahoma City, is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), the state's largest electric company, and Enogex Inc., a natural gas pipeline and energy marketing business. OGE Energy and its subsidiaries have approximately 3,200 employees.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company, a regulated electric utility company, serves more than 765,000 retail customers in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and a number of wholesale customers throughout the region. OG&E, with eight power plants capable of producing about 6,200 megawatts, generates about 70 percent of its electricity from low-sulphur Wyoming coal and 30 percent from natural gas. The company delivers electricity across an interconnected transmission and distribution system spanning 30,000 square miles.

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