This is the first of what is promised to be a number of press releases from Oklahoma Wind Investors.-Ed.
by Doris Lee McCoy
Director of Communications
Boise City, Oklahoma, February 9, 2009 – Oklahoma Wind Investors, LLC. (OWI) is in the intermediary steps of building and operating eco-friendly wind parks called the Keyes Project. Oklahoma Wind Investors is a division of World Wide Energy Inc. It is a dynamic multidimensional, clean energy company.
This project will help to reduce dependence on foreign oil, and it will help reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. The Keyes Transmission and Wind Parks Project are the first of a series of other projects to bring solutions to America’s energy crisis.
Gideon Cowan, CEO and President of OWI, LLC from Oklahoma City envisioned how Oklahoma with its strong wind power can share its natural resources with other parts of the country. Renewable resources has been a passion for Gideon for over 22 years. He sees these skills as a way to help the United States at a crucial time in our history.
Gideon was born in Watonga, and grew up between Greenfield and Thomas, in a farming and ranching family. His father and four of his brothers today are still in farming and ranching. Gideon, a native Oklahoman born and raised is a lifetime resident of the state. While in school he was an active member in 4-H and FFA, and very much supports them today. He went to college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK majoring in Business Administration. Gideon was Territory Sales Manager for Agri-Pro Bio-Sciences, achieving top sales awards in his District. Gideon founded “CORRE”, Coalition of Renewable Resources and Energy. He is one of the founders of SSEA, a worldwide Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Association, the future of Profitable Clean Ethanol. Gideon is a member of Church on The Rock, Oklahoma City. Gideon hopes to see a Cimarron County Energy Steering Committee brought forth to enhance commerce and trade here. He realizes these are considerable undertakings, and very realistic in future development.
Over a period of 22 years, Gideon has been adamant about wind as a renewable resource which he has been working on. The Keyes Projects will include a build out of wind parks and transmission lines. OWI is also working to establish a manufacturing plant in Cimarron County to manufacture the nexcels, blades and towers.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS?
First, it will help eliminate the need for dependence on foreign energy sources, reducing energy costs and keeping the dollars here in the United States. Second, the Keyes Project will provide employment for hundreds of workers in the months ahead. Jobs will be available for people particularly in management and production positions. Farmers and ranchers who provide their property where the transmission lines and generators are built will be fairly compensated.
This is a win-win situation in Cimarron County, and America and is a mandatory part of our National Security to make this a top priority to stop the greatest transfer of wealth to other nations.
President Elect Barack Obama has declared renewable energy as one of America’s most urgent objectives as he takes office in January 2009.
Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has said, “Some are not sympathetic to the Republic that we serve if we do not develop renewable forms of energy such as solar, wind, biofuels, and hydrogen.”