About Oak Creek Energy

The team you want, the leadership you need.

Oak Creek Energy began clean energy initiatives more than three decades ago, long before renewable energy was a catchphrase.

Led by industry veterans, our wind energy project was launched in 1982 – and was initially based in Tehachapi and Mojave, California.

Wind Energy Pioneers

Oak Creek Energy was the project site for some of the very first Danish wind turbines brought into the United States, such as Micon, Bonus, Vestas, and more. This formed the basis for the successful development of wind energy as a sound economic business model.

Though a small company at the time, we had big dreams of a brighter future: one that could be fueled by renewable energy.

Our energy veterans engineered a gigawatt-scale Alta Wind Energy Center, which utilized the largest renewable energy substation in the nation.

Backed by a 4,550 MW renewable energy power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison, the cutting-edge innovation positioned Oak Creek Energy as one of the original wind developers in the United States.

The Wind Farm Model, as it was called, is now used worldwide.

A True Force of Nature

With the success of the Alta Wind Energy Center project, Oak Creek Energy branched out into the Latin markets. The growth of the Tres Mesas Wind Farms in Tamaulipas, Mexico, received two awards in 2015, including:

  • Project of the Year by MIREC
  • Latin American Deal of the Year by IJ Global.

Energizing the World with Full-Circle Energy Development

Oak Creek Energy is on a mission is to light up the world with clean, renewable, and sustainable energy.

Over the last 30 years, Oak Creek Energy has been recognized for:

  • Pioneering Work in the Wind Industry
  • Contributing to the Evolution of Wind Energy Technology
  • Integrating Wind Turbines Into Local Environments

Our end-to-end energy development services and long-standing expertise ensure Oak Creek Energy remains a wind industry leader.

History Highlights

  • 1982 — Oak Creek Energy project activities begin in Tehachapi and Mojave, California
  • 1982-83 — First Customer of Bonus in USA (2 x 65kw Bonus Turbines)
  • 1983 — 2nd customer of Micon A/S from Denmark (2 x 65kW Micon turbines)
  • 1983-1994 — Owner & Operator of a Wind Energy Project on owned land in Tehachapi
  • 1992 — the original Danish turbines were performing well, and Oak Creek was producing wind energy at record levels.  Oak Creek received substantial recognition for this success, and the foundation was laid for the ongoing success of the company.
  • 1995 — Repower Pioneer reduced 500+ WTGs to about 300 “Danish” WTGs1997 Oak Creek 1 (7 NEGM NM44 – 600 kW)
  • 1997 — Oak Creek Energy took the first step toward repowering its Wind Farm properties with the installation of seven Micon 600 KW turbines, on unusually tall towers.  This pilot repowering project was to be a test for Micon to prove the suitability of their turbine in the more intense wind resource area of the Oak Creek Wind Farm. The seven turbines were spread across varying areas of the Oak Creek site, and with the tall towers proved the enormous success of larger turbines on tall towers.  With only 15% of the site capacity, these turbines produced nearly 40% of the historical energy, a great success
  • 1999 — Oak Creek 2 (33 NEGM NM 48 – 700 kW)
  • 1999 — Oak Creek 2a (2 NEGM NM52
  • 1999 — Oak Creek 2b (1 NEGM NM 54 – 800kW)
  • 1999 — Oak Creek 2c (1 NEGM NM 72 – 1.35MW)
  • 2007 — Oak Creek Energy Commenced Construction of the 24 MW (V-90) Alite project on the California Portland Cement Mojave Plant, which is a 100% inside the fence project, and most likely the largest inside the fence wind project in USA. Construction was completed in 2008.
  • 2008 — Alite Wind Project (8 V90) Biggest inside the fence wind project in USA!
  • 2010-2015 — ALTA Center 1,548MW was developed and one of the largest PPAs ever signed
  • 2011 — Acquired a Development Company in Monterrey, Mexico and a pipeline of Wind Energy Projects.
  • 2012 — Oak Creek Energy purchased development rights, including 128,000 acres of land, with potential development of 800 MW in Mexico from American Shoreline in Texas (the Tres Mesas Projects), with a view to enter the Mexican Wind Space using the same MO as in California.
  • 2013 — the 1,550 MW ALTA project was completed.
  • 2015 — Sold land and WTGs in Tehachapi to Terra-Gen and moved all activities to Escondido
  • 2015 — Established OCdM in Tamaulipas Mexico to handle construction and project management in Mexico
  • 2015 — Sold the first 2 Wind Energy Projects in Mexico to Goldman Sachs and GBM (ETM and ETM2)
  • 2015 — Oak Creek Energy completed development and financing of the first two Tres Mesas projects (150 MW with V117 turbines), both were sold to GSIP and GPMI, with Construction and Operations Management performed by Oak Creek Energy.
  • 2016 — Completed the first Wind Energy Projects in Mexico (ETM – 50 MW – V117)
  • 2016 — Acquired 80% of NerWind Services in Denmark
  • 2016 — Sold the third Wind Energy Projects in Mexico to Engie (ETM3 – 50MW – V136)
  • 2017 — Completed the second Wind Energy Projects in Mexico (ETM2 – 100 MW – V117)
  • 2017 — Sold the fourth Wind Energy Projects in Mexico to Engie (ETM4 – 100 MW – V136)
  • 2018We keep moving forward, opening new doors. We truly are the energy developer of tomorrow.

Oak Creek Energy Historical Timeline

Oak Creek Energy has been a Pioneer Wind Energy Developer and Operator from its early wind energy project activities starting in 1982 in Tehachapi and Mojave, California.

Some of the very first Danish wind turbines (Micon, Bonus, Vestas, etc.) were brought into the United States at an Oak Creek Energy project site, which formed the basis for the successful professional development of wind energy as a sound economic business that we are familiar with today.

Significantly, the Wind Farm Model for successful wind energy development, now universally used worldwide, was first developed by Oak Creek and several other developers, in those early days of wind energy.

1982

Oak Creek Energy project activities begin in Tehachapi and Mojave, California.

1992

The original Danish turbines were performing well, and Oak Creek was producing wind energy at record levels. Oak Creek received substantial recognition for this success, and the foundation was laid for the ongoing success of the company.

2007

Construction commenced of the 24 MW (V-90) Alite project on the California Portland Cement Mojave Plant, a 100% inside the fence project, and most likely the largest inside the fence wind project in USA.

2012

Purchased development rights, including 128,000 acres of land, with potential development of 800 MW in Mexico from American Shoreline in Texas (the Tres Mesas Projects), with a view to enter the Mexican Wind Space using the same MO as in California.

2016

Completed the first Wind Energy Projects in Mexico (ETM – 50 MW – V117).

2018

We keep moving forward, opening new doors. We are truly the energy developer of tomorrow.

Let’s make awesome energy, together.

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