SWEPCO seeking more clean energy

SWEPCO’s long-term plan calls for more than one-third of the energy required by customers to be generated from wind and solar sources over the next 20 years

SWEPCO is planning to put more wind energy to work for customers.

In a proposal recently filed with utility regulators, SWEPCO is asking for approval to add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022. This proposal supports SWEPCO’s long-term plan of significantly increasing its use of more environmentally friendly energy sources such as wind and solar.

“Our long-range plan moves SWEPCO toward a cleaner energy future with more low-cost, renewable energy as part of our diverse energy mix,” said Malcolm Smoak, SWEPCO president and chief operating officer. “Along with the environmental benefits, this additional wind energy will save customers money for years to come, helping families, businesses and the local economy,” Smoak said.

Our long-range plan moves SWEPCO toward a cleaner energy future with more low-cost, renewable energy as part of our diverse energy mix

Malcolm Smoak, SWEPCO President and Chief Operating Officer

 “Our customers want cleaner energy,” Smoak said. “Many have renewable energy and sustainability goals of their own, and this addition of wind energy to SWEPCO’s resource mix will help them meet those goals.”

Under SWEPCO’s proposal, customers will save an estimated $2 billion over the 30-year expected life of the wind facilities. 

The 810 megawatts – enough energy to power 200,000 homes – will come from SWEPCO’s proposed acquisition of three north central Oklahoma wind facilities in conjunction with sister company Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). The facilities were identified through a competitive bidding process to provide the greatest benefit to customers.

SWEPCO currently serves customers with 469 MW of wind energy under power purchase agreements.

Learn more at SWEPCO.com/CleanEnergy

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