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Who am I? Dual employee – Wind Development Specialist The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the lead economic and workforce development arm of the State.

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2 Who am I? Dual employee – Wind Development Specialist The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the lead economic and workforce development arm of the State –Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Oklahomans by supporting communities, growing existing businesses, attracting new businesses, and facilitating the development of a prepared workforce Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education –Our vision is to lead the world's best career and technology education system. We prepare Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education, and in life

3 Industry has exploded over the past few years –Technology improvements have led to efficiency improvements in turbines 2008 installations brought cumulative installed capacity in US to 25,170 MW –US now world leader in wind power installed capacity 8,300 MW installed in 2008 –Accounts for 42% of new capacity installations 4,000 MW installed in 1 st half of 2009 Credit crunch hit wind industry too –Changes in subsidies looking to get projects moving Wind Industry – National View

4 Wind Industry – National Growth

5 Looking into the Crystal Ball….. 29,440 MW is a lot – so where do we go from here? Industry is setting it’s sights on 20% by % = 300,000 MW 29, ,000 Can this really be done?? DOE Report - 20% Wind Energy by 2030 –Strategic analysis of implications of rapid industry growth

6 Projected Wind Installations in 2030 Oklahoma Projected Total: 38,000MW

7 Transmission Grid Needs

8 Wind & Water Reduces water consumption of 4 trillion gallons through 2030 (represents a reduction in electric sector water consumption by 17% in 2030)

9 Green Jobs: Wind Energy What does a 20% wind scenario bring? Wind industry added 35,000 jobs in 2008 –Total direct industry employment at 85,000 7,000 jobs expected in OK over next 5 years Industry jobs will be direct, indirect, and induced Direct – Wind technicians, landmen, manufacturing, consultants, etc. Indirect – Electric linemen, planning management, etc. Induced – Bank tellers, grocery workers, hotel operators, etc.

10 Green Jobs: Wind Energy Over 500,000 jobs supported by the industry in 2030 Approx. 180,000 directly employed by wind

11 Wind Resource & Depopulation

12 Oklahoma’s Wind Resource

13 Currently home to 831MW of wind projects –First projects came in 2003 –Steady growth ever since Will grow to 1128MW with projects expected to come online this year –OU Spirit Wind Farm – 100MW –PSO announcement of 197MW by end ‘09 OG&E has outstanding RFP for 300MW to be online by end of % of OK’s electrical generation

14 Oklahoma: Home to the Best Top wind resource –8 th best in the nation Top place for educating the industry –CareerTech and Regents for Higher Education programs Top place for business –Existing OK companies will have chance to expand their operations –Opportunities for new companies to locate in OK

15 Oklahoma’s Efforts GrowOklahoma.com, an online resource sponsored by the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development that helps Oklahomans explore potential careers, plan their education, find jobs, and start businesses. Youth Outreach to Help Create a Workforce Pipeline for Oklahoma’s Green Economy Governor’s Council for Workforce & Economic Development outreach program to recruit 12 to 18 year olds into the field of engineering; video detailing the opportunities for this age group will be released later this year. Project Boomerang – –targets select, skilled talent with ties to Oklahoma but who live out of state. We call them “Elsewhere Oklahomans.” –Targets include engineers, accountants, management executives, and others.

16 Oklahoma’s Solar Potential Map courtesy of Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative

17 Oklahoma’s Solar Potential Utility-scale solar projects add level of complication to our power providers –Face same transmission constraints –“Smart Grid” technologies will help Forecasting of resource – KEY! –Variable resources require more attention Distributed vs. Utility-Scale Policies will continue to be development driver –HR 2454 – “Waxman-Markey” bill

18 Kylah McNabb Contact Information

19 Questions?


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