Enel Green Power, Oklahoma’s largest wind power company by operational capacity, is expanding its presence in Oklahoma with the opening of an office in downtown Oklahoma City.
The new office will serve as a central hub for the company in the state and house three new full-time employees. The Oklahoma City based employees will support more than 120 operations staff across its 10 EGP wind power plants located throughout Oklahoma.
A formal Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the new office was held on March 27, 2018. Those pictured in the ceremony include: (left to right)
Mark Myers, Media Relations & PR Specialist Communications, Enel Green Power
Jeff Riles Jr., Senior Director U.S. Central Regulatory & Institutional Affairs, Enel Green Power
Michael Teague, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy & Environment
Trish Williams, Field Coordinator Sustainability & Community Relations, Enel Green Power
Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma Policy Manager Regulatory and Institutional Affairs, Enel Green Power
“With more than $2.7 billion invested in Oklahoma, Enel Green Power is for Oklahoma,” said Rafael Gonzalez Head of Enel Green Power North America. “Our new OKC office will serve as a hub for operations in the state. While the heart of our business is in the Oklahoma communities where we live and operate, this office allows us to expand our corporate presence, centralize key business functions, and double down on our commitment to the state.”
“We are pleased that Enel Green Power has chosen Oklahoma City for their new office,” said Kurt Foreman, executive vice president of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. “The company has indicated a commitment to education and community projects, hallmarks of a great corporate citizen. We welcome them to the OKC business community.”
Enel Green Power OKC office lead team members are:
• Jonathan Gray, Oklahoma Policy Manager, EGP Regulatory and Institutional Affairs – Gray is an Oklahoma legislative professional who formerly served as Congressman Markwayne Mullins Legislative Director. Gray is from Owasso, Oklahoma.
• Trish Williams, Field Coordinator, EGP Sustainability & Community Relations – Williams is an Oklahoma community relations professional with an extensive background in building local partnerships, and landowner relationships. Williams is from Edmond, Oklahoma.
• Mark Myers, Media & PR Specialist, EGP Communications – Myers is a career Oklahoma communications professional with experience as a news reporter, and as an executive level government communicator. Myers is from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Enel Green Power first entered Oklahoma in 2012 with the start of operations of its first wind farm. Now the company has 10 wind farms that produce 6,950 GWh annually, that’s enough electricity to power every household in Oklahoma City for a year and a half. EGP is a top five taxpayer in every county where their power plants are located with an estimated $317-million in property tax payments over the life of its wind farms benefitting school districts, local services for county governments, municipalities and libraries.
Enel Green Power, part of the Renewable Energies division of the Enel Group, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 23 US states and two Canadian provinces. EGP operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity exceeding 4.2 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy.