Wind farm in Oklahoma. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
US utility AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co (Swepco) has launched a Request for Proposals (RfP) for up to 100 MW of wind power capacity.
The American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) subsidiary seeks to purchase of wind assets that can be put into commercial operation by end-December 2018. The assets must be interconnected to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and located in the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas or Missouri.
The company will be accepting bids by September 15, 2016. The application forms and additional information can be found at: http://www.SWEPCO.com/go/rfp.
So far, SWEPCO has signed purchase power agreements (PPAs) for 469 MW of wind farms. “With the potential purchase of newly completed wind energy facilities, we are continuing SWEPCO's strategy of diversifying our resource mix to provide reliable and affordable electricity for our customers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas,” president and COO, Venita McCellon-Allen, said.
The RfP was issued by American Electric Power Service Corp on behalf of SWEPCO. All selected projects will be reviewed for regulatory approval by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the Louisiana Public Service Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.