PSO issues Requests for Proposals for purchase of wind and solar generation resources
TULSA, Oklahoma., November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Public services company of Oklahoma (PSO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), today submitted RFPs for renewable energy sources to meet the needs of its customers.
The RFPs are calling for offers to purchase wind energy resources up to 2,800 megawatts (MW) and solar energy resources up to 1,350 MW. Wind energy resources must be at least 100 MW and solar energy resources must be at least 50 MW. The renewable energy sources must be connected to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and be in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri or Texas.
Suggestions are due on January 13, 2022. Additional information about the RFPs and contact information is available online at PSOklahoma.com/2021RFPs. Proposals selected from the two RFPs are subject to appropriate regulatory approval.
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is a utility company with more than 562,000 customer accounts in the east and southwest Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has around 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, which is mainly operated with 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 country. Press releases and other information are available at www.PSOklahoma.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.
About American Electric Power (AEP)
American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, makes for a cleaner, better energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest power transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to provide reliable, affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP is also one of the largest electricity producers in the country with around 31,000 megawatts of various generation capacities, including more than 5,900 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include expanding its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to achieve 80% carbon emissions reductions from 2000 levels by 2030 and is committed to net by 2050 -Achieving Zero is consistently recognized for its focus on sustainability, social commitment as well as diversity, justice and inclusion. The AEP 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, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. Visit aep.com for more information.
SOURCE Public service company of Oklahoma