King Plains Wind | Oklahoma
Energy - Natural Resources
The King Plains Wind project is a 250 MW wind farm located in Garfield and Noble counties in Oklahoma, bringing much-needed economic development including employment and tax benefits to the local community. CORE’s project scope included Wind Energy Guidelines Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 surveys and reports, wetland delineations, permitting, agency coordination, and environmental monitoring during construction.
CORE’s extensive knowledge of the development of wind farms, as well as acumen meeting site challenges on this type of project, aided the firm in navigating an immense number of wetlands, numerous water crossings, and proximity to a whooping crane migratory corridor.
Due to the number of wetlands, design changes, and uncertainty in the federal regulatory environment, numerous wetland delineations were required, including extensive project coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Additionally, CORE’s permitting knowledge and agency relationships allowed the client to get the project permitted even as it transitioned from the original company (through an acquisition) to a new project developer.
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