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SWEPCO seeks approval to acquire renewable energy projects in the US

Southwestern Electric Power (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), is seeking approval from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas utility regulators to acquire three renewable energy projects. Mooringsport, a 200 MW solar farm in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and Diversion, a 200.6 MW wind farm in Baylor County, Texas, are two of the companies’ targets. SWEPCO is also looking to purchase Wagon Wheel, a 598.4 MW wind farm in Oklahoma’s Garfield, Kingfisher, Logan, Payne, and Noble counties.

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Time for SPP to Commit to Competitive Clean Energy

In recent years, clean wind power has grown to the point where it provides 25 percent of the available generating capacity in SPP. Wind is often the cheapest power on the system, so it’s dispatched first. That’s because its fuel—wind—costs nothing, and fuel costs are the biggest component of the energy price.

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