Power Plant Brochure
Kaw Hydro Brochure
The Kaw Hydroelectric Plant is located near Ponca City, Oklahoma; it was declared commercial on September 26, 1989. The 29 megawatt plant is owned and operated by OMPA. Kaw Lake and Dam are operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In a typical year, almost 14 percent of OMPA’s energy resources are supplied by water.
The Charles D. Lamb Energy Center, OMPA’s first greenfield power plant project, was declared commercially operational on May 16, 2015. The energy center is a simple-cycle natural gas fueled power plant, with a producing capacity of 103-megawatts. The site for the plant is located in northern Kay County, seven miles north of Ponca City and six miles east of Blackwell on State Highway 11. It is named after former Board Chair Charles Lamb.
The McClain Plant is a 500-megawatt natural gas plant located near Newcastle, Oklahoma. OMPA has a 23 percent ownership share of the plant, approximately 118 megawatts.
The Red Bud Plant is located in Luther, Oklahoma and is a high efficiency natural gas fueled power plant. OMPA closed on the purchase of the Red Bud Plant. OMPA will owns approximately 13 percent or, 158 megawatts, of the plant’s power.
The Henry W. Pirkey Plant is a 640-megawatt lignite-fueled plant located in East Texas. OMPA owns a 15-megawatt share of the plant. The owner of the plant is Southwest Electric Power Company. In 1985, the Pirkey Plant became OMPA’s first owner source.
The Grant Plains Wind Farm is a 147-megawatt project in northern Oklahoma. OMPA began receiving a share of 51 megawatts from the wind farm in 2019.
Grand River Dam Authority #2 (GRDA #2) is a 520-megawatt western fuel-fired plant located in Chouteau, Oklahoma. OMPA has a life-of-unit contract for 20 megawatts. The majority interest owner and operator is GRDA.
The Ponca City Power Plant was repowered in 1995 after OMPA and Ponca City signed an agreement to repower one of two existing steam units through the construction of a gas turbine. The repowered unit is capable of producing a combined output of approximately 62 megawatts. The completed project represents OMPA’s first fully owned and initiated power supply project. In 2003, OMPA installed another gas turbine at the plant, which is rated at more than 42-megawatts net output.
The John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant is a 650-megawatt ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant, located north of Fulton, Arkansas. Ultra-supercritical means that the plant operates with state of the art efficiency and improved environmental performance. OMPA owns a 43 megawatt share of the plant. The plant is operated by SWEPCO. Turk began commercial operations on December 20, 2012.
OMPA has a 25-year agreement with Apex Energy Holding, LLC, to purchase 49.2 megawatts of wind generation from the Canadian Hills Wind Farm. Canadian Hills is located near El Reno, Oklahoma. The wind farm has a capacity of 300 megawatts. Canadian Hills began commercial operations on December 22, 2012.
The Landfill Gas-to Energy Plant is a municipal solid waste landfill plant in Sand Spring, OK. The project is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma. The plant produces 3 megawatts, but has the potential to grow in the future.
OMPA purchases 51-megawatts of rated wind capacity from the Oklahoma Wind Energy Center. The wind farm is located on a 1,200-acre site along the Harper and Woodward County lines, northeast of Woodward, Oklahoma.