Guymon Seeking Wind Companies
KSCB News - July 18, 2011 8:19 am
City officials in Guymon are working to
attract wind power companies to the Oklahoma Panhandle city.
A one million dollar grant from the Oklahoma Department of
Commerce is being used for the road improvements to the city-owned
industrial park and the city is in talks with Union Pacific to
build a rail spur to the park.
Guymon economic development director Vicki Ayres-McCune told The
Journal Record that wind energy will help the city diversify its
economy. She said a wind power transmission line that Houston-based
Clean Line Energy Partners wants to build through the Panhandle
will spur more wind power activity in the region.
The transmission line would link wind farms in the region to the
Tennessee Valley Authority in the southeastern United States.