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City receives state honor for Stillwater Energy Center project

Released:Sep 26, 2016


City of Stillwater Electric Utility Director Loren Smith gives a tour of one of the new natural gas-fired reciprocating engines at the Stillwater Energy Center.

The Oklahoma Municipal League awarded the City the 2016 Municipal Innovations Award at a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 15.


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 26, 2016) – The City of Stillwater was honored with the 2016 Municipal Innovations Award from the Oklahoma Municipal League (OML) for its Stillwater Energy Center project.

OML singled out the City’s Stillwater Energy Center project in recognition of the power plant’s technological advancements that will provide clean, low-cost energy to its customers, support the national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote economic growth in the Stillwater area.

The project includes the construction of a new power generation building with three Wartsila natural gas-fired reciprocating engines capable of producing 56 megawatts of electricity, the first of its kind in the state and the internal United States. An operations and administration complex and an electrical transmission and distribution substation were also built at the site at 2000 E. Airport Road.

The City of Stillwater will celebrate the grand opening of the Stillwater Energy Center with the public Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. Attendees are asked to RSVP for the event online at  
The event will also be streamed via Facebook Live on the City of Stillwater’s Facebook page at

More details about the Stillwater Energy Center and the grand opening event are at


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