GAHANNA, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2016 – AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today issued two separate Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for wind and solar energy generation resources in Ohio.
AEP Ohio is seeking proposals for up to 250 megawatts (MW) of wind energy resources and separate proposals for up to 100 MW of solar energy resources (each 10 MW or greater). Preference will be given to solar projects that are sited in Appalachian Ohio, create permanent manufacturing jobs in Appalachian Ohio and commit to hiring Ohio military veterans.
Proposals are due Feb. 16, 2017. More information is available at http://www.aepohio.com/go/rfp/.
AEP Ohio committed to develop 500 MW of new wind generation and 400 MW of solar generation in Ohio as part of a stipulated agreement approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Nov. 3, 2016. The renewable energy projects must be approved by the PUCO.
AEP Ohio currently has long-term power purchase agreements with the 10 MW Wyandot Solar Farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and the Fowler Ridge (100 MW, Benton and Tippacanoe Counties, Indiana) and Timber Road (99 MW, Paulding County, Ohio) wind farms.
AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 224,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also supplies 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy to customers. AEP’s utility units operate as 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’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.