Prairie Switch Wind will provide a reliable and sustainable energy source to the Texas electric grid, and will bring significant long-term investment to the Wharton County community. Once built, Prairie Switch will contribute millions of dollars toward the local tax base.

This wind project will supplement traditional energy sources that the County has relied upon for decades, while co-existing with ongoing agricultural activities. The project’s landowner lease payments, and its creation of several full-time wind technician and management positions, will boost local economic development at a critical time. And the hundreds of workers that will be hired to support construction are likely to spend in the hundreds of thousands of dollars at local restaurants, hotels and gas stations.

To demonstrate our growing and ongoing community partnership, Triple Oak Power has made contributions to local community organizations and efforts including Hesed House of Wharton County, the Wharton County Stray Pet Outreach Team and OakBend Medical Center expansion project.

We continue to seek opportunities to support the community and to be an active local participant and we are open to your suggestions for doing so. 

Clean Energy Powers Economic Growth in Texas

March 10, 2023

Prairie Switch Wind Project, Developed by Triple Oak Power, Achieves Financial Close

January 23, 2023

Portland developer Triple Oak sells Texas wind project that will power Meta Platforms

November 10, 2022

Fengate acquires 160MW Prairie Switch Wind project in Texas and signs PPA with Meta

November 3, 2022

Prairie Switch Wind Team Visits Hesed House

October 25, 2021

Prairie Switch Wind team attends crawfish boil supporting Wharton County’s SPOT

May 26, 2021

2020

Complete acquisition of wind project development

2021 - 2022

Complete advanced development and pre-construction activities including detailed environmental and related studies, interconnection agreement, civil design and electrical engineering

2023

Build and install the access roads, foundations, turbines, collection system and substation, interconnect to the grid, energize, and begin commercial operations

2024 and beyond

Proceed with commercial operations

Project Facts

  • Size: approx. 12,000 acres of privately-owned property
  • Output Capacity: up to 155 megawatts (MW) flowing to the grid
  • Number of Wind Turbines: approx. 48 turbines
  • Equivalent Average Homes Powered Annually: approx. 50,000 homes
  • Project Map:
Prairie Switch Wind project map
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About the Company

Triple Oak Power’s mission is to leverage the enormous potential of our natural resources to create integrated, diverse, and sustainable electricity infrastructure. With many decades of combined experience in the renewable energy sector, the Triple Oak team is focused on building value for investors, communities, and landowners through responsibly developed wind and other carbon-free generation projects.

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