AEP Energy to buy output of 200-MW PV farm by Savion in Ohio

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October 30 (Renewables Now) - AEP Energy Partners will buy the output of the 200-MW Atlanta Farms solar park in Ohio, which Savion is developing.

The retail electricity and gas supplier, a unit of US utility American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP), announced the long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the project on Thursday. It said the power will go to customers demanding clean energy for their retail supply, and possibly to the City of Columbus, if the latter’s aggregation proposal is passed in November.

Construction of the photovoltaic (PV) power plant is planned to start in mid-to-late 2021 and it is expected to go live by the end of the following year. The project, which will install around 600,000 solar panels in Pickaway County, is yet to receive a permit from the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB).

Several days ago, AEP Energy announced that it would be the off-taker of a 50-MW solar park that BQ Energy Development LLC will build in Ohio. The company is operating in six states and Washington DC.

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