AEP Invests $4.5 Billion in Oklahoma Wind Power Copy
AEP’s Wind Catcher project includes the purchase of a 2,000-megawatt wind farm that Invenergy LLC is building in Oklahoma. Construction of a 765kV power line that would run approximately 350 miles is also part of the proposal. The company is currently talking with states about cost recovery programs once the project is in service.
There have been waves of concern surrounding the selection process and cost estimates of the “Wind Catcher Energy Connection.” Paul Patterson, an analyst with Glenrock Associates LLC, commented, “It’s not surprising that there’s opposition. It’s a big, large, complicated project, and there are a lot of things that have to fall into place.”
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