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US Senator Inhofe Tours Guymon’s Alternative Energy Industry

US Senator Inhofe Tours Guymon’s Alternative Energy Industry

Guymon, Okla. – United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and his family toured Guymon’s alternative energy industry during a recent visit to... [More...]

Lawmakers cite housing shortage in rural Oklahoma

Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:53 pm Lawmakers cite housing shortage in rural OklahomaAssociated Press | 0 comments OKLAHOMA CITY —... [More...]

Growing pains in rural Oklahoma: Interim study addresses lack of housing

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The Future of Wind Energy Development in the Panhandle Region Hinges on DOE Decision

For Immediate Release – June 9th, 2015

The Future of Wind Energy Development in the Panhandle Region Hinges on DOE Decision

By Vicki Ayres-Portman
Executive Director
PREDCI

Guymon, OK – Sometimes it takes years of work on a project before it finally comes to fruition. PREDCI has been working on numerous projects over the past 7 years that are finally moving into the final stages. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting many of these projects that have broken ground recently or will be over the next year. One of those we have been working with is Clean Line Energy over the past six and a half years to help them bring their $2 billion dollar privately funded HVDC transmission line to fruition.  June 12th is the deadline to send public comment/support to the U.S. Department of Energy for the DOE 1222 application.

The Plains and Eastern Clean Line if approved will start southeast of Guymon and carry approximately 4,000 Megawatts of clean energy to the mid-south and southeast grid system across Arkansas and Tennessee. It will be the catalyst to an estimated $7 billion dollars in wind farm development within an eighty-mile radius of Guymon.  Thousands of construction jobs will be created to build out the converters, transmission line and wind farms that will be erected to feed the line.  It is estimated by the DOE Draft Environmental Impact Statement that the Plains & Eastern Clean Line will pay out over $35 Million to just the Oklahoma landowners for market value for easements and structure payments and an additional $3 Million upfront to Oklahoma counties for infrastructure.  The Draft EIS also estimates that the transmission line project will pay out over $13 Million annually to Oklahoma counties for ad valorem and other revenues.

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Growing pains in rural Oklahoma: Interim study addresses lack of housing

The Journal Record The Journal Record
Posted: 07:31 PM Tuesday, October 8, 2013 7:31 pm Tue, October 8, 2013  

OKLAHOMA CITY – The future growth of western Oklahoma could depend on the area’s ability to attract housing developers, a problem that Panhandle Regional Economic Development Coalition Executive Director Vicki Ayres-McCune has been working on for 20 years.

“We’re growing and continue to grow on an even keel,” she said.

She also works with the city of Guymon, which is seeing the same problem as many other rural communities. Guymon residents are making too much money to qualify for affordable low-income housing. However, they aren’t making enough to afford the mortgage on a $300,000 home.

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Lawmakers cite housing shortage in rural Oklahoma

Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:53 pm

Lawmakers cite housing shortage in rural OklahomaAssociated Press | 0 comments

OKLAHOMA CITY — Business advocates say the lack of affordable housing in rural Oklahoma is stalling growth in the region.

Officials from the Oklahoma Panhandle and other rural areas appeared at the state Capitol Tuesday to discuss the region's housing needs.

Vicky Ayres McCune of the Panhandle Regional Economic Development Coalition says more than 500 people who work in Guymon commute from Texas or Kansas because of a lack of housing in the area.

Rep. Mike Jackson of Enid, who requested the interim legislative study, says he is looking for ways to encourage builders to construct affordable housing for workers in the energy and agricultural fields.

A bill authored by Jackson to create an Oklahoma income tax credit similar to the federal low-income housing tax credit is pending in the Senate.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lawmakers-cite-housing-shortage-in-rural-Oklahoma-4877284.php

US Senator Inhofe Tours Guymon’s Alternative Energy Industry

Guymon, Okla. – United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and his family toured Guymon’s alternative energy industry during a recent visit to Guymon.

Inhofe toured the High Plains Bioenergy’s biodiesel plant with Panhandle Regional Economic Development Director Vicki Ayres-McCune, while his family members toured the wind farms in the Guymon area.

Senator Inhofe is the former chairman of and a current senior member on the United States Committee on Environment and Public Works.

“The visit couldn’t have gone any better,” High Plains Bioenergy plant manager Bill Patrick said. “The senator was very interested in the plant, processes and people. He asked many questions about the feedstock needed to run the plant and the blending of the biodiesel with the petroleum diesel.

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