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August 18, 2020
AEP Renewables Purchases Invenergy Share of Desert Sky and Trent Mesa
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2020 – American Electric Power’s (NYSE: AEP) competitive renewable energy subsidiary, AEP Renewables, has completed the purchase of Invenergy’s 20.1% interest in the Desert Sky and Trent Mesa wind facilities in Texas. AEP Renewables and Invenergy have jointly owned the facilities since 2018. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed for competitive reasons.
AEP Renewables now owns the full capacity of the 170 MW Desert Sky facility located near Iraan, Texas, and the 156 MW Trent Mesa facility, located between Abilene and Sweetwater in west Texas. Both facilities were built in the early 2000s and repowered in 2018.
“AEP Renewables is focused on developing and operating renewable generation facilities to help meet the long-term, clean energy goals of utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and corporate customers. With the full capacity of Trent Mesa and Desert Sky, AEP Renewables can better support the increasing demands of its expanding renewable customer base,” said Greg Hall, president, AEP Renewables.
AEP Renewables also is in the construction phase of building the 128 MW Flat Ridge 3 wind facility in Kingman County, Kansas. When complete, Flat Ridge 3 will increase AEP Renewables’ clean energy portfolio to 1,495 MW.
AEP Renewables, with offices in Columbus, Ohio, and San Diego, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AEP. AEP Renewables currently owns and operates 1,367 megawatts of large-scale wind, solar and energy storage in 11 states and has an active development pipeline across the U.S. AEP Renewables sells renewable energy through long-term contracts with utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.aeprenewables.com.
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s approximately 17,400 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and nearly 221,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 5,200 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.