A new 60 MW on-site wind farm near Blackwell, Oklahoma has received approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in late February.

OSU officials say the project will allow the university to take down its 62-year-old cogeneration power plant.

Rick Krysiak, the director of OSU’s Physical Plant, said the university expects to see up to $30m in savings over the 20-year life of the project.

Up to now, Krysiak said, the university’s power plant has had the capacity to produce about a third of the electricity the university uses through the use of seven steam-driven turbines.

In addition to cost savings, the university will also be able to reduce its carbon footprint by about 66 percent.

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