AEP: spinning up 5 gigawatts of wind & taking a shine to 3 GW of solar

BRYAN JACOB | February 9, 2018

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Some of the comparably-sized utilities in the Southeast could aspire to the renewable energy ambition that AEP, American Electric Power, has expressed.The vast majority of AEP operations are outside the Southeast where SACE focuses. That said, however, the plan AEP announced this week to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 60% by 2030 and 80% by 2050 did catch my attention and I want to acknowledge their leadership. In this plan, AEP will be adding 8 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy. This will be comprised of some 3 GW of solar and more than 5 GW of wind power, including their $4.5 billion investment in the 2 GW Wind Catcher project in Oklahoma.

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