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First of three new PSO wind farms begins commercial operation

April 14, 2021

Sundance, the first of three new Oklahoma wind farms that will provide clean energy to Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) customers, is now in service.

The 199-megawatt (MW) Sundance project is located northwest of Aline in Woods County, and is part of the 1,485-MW North Central Energy Facilities (NCEF), from which PSO customers will receive 675 MW. 

NCEF is a joint project with PSO’s Shreveport, Louisiana-based sister company, Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), which will receive 810 MW. Along with Sundance, the NCEF also includes the 287-MW Maverick and the 999-MW Traverse projects that are currently under construction.  Maverick and Traverse are scheduled to be in service later this year and in early 2022, respectively.

PSO president and chief operating officer, Peggy Simmons, calls the completion of Sundance a significant step in the company’s efforts to help ensure an affordable clean energy future.

“Our customers tell us they support our efforts to include more renewable energy in our generation mix,” said Simmons.  “The completion of Sundance and the North Central project accomplishes that and adds a two-billion dollar investment in Oklahoma’s future while saving customers money.”

The facilities are being developed by Invenergy and will be purchased by PSO and SWEPCO at completion.  PSO and SWEPCO are American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) companies.  Find out how PSO is working to power a greener future for all at www.psoklahoma.com/clean-energy.

 

About PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO owns approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas.  It also maintains and operates 22,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines.  PSO is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information is at www.PSOklahoma.com.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter NextDoor and Instagram @PSOklahoma.

 

About AEP

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 16,800 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 223,000 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 more than 5,300 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, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners, and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.

 

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