Ark. Lt. Governor tours Turk Power Plant

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Ark. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, right, tours the simulator/training control room at SWEPCO’s Turk Power Plant at Fulton, Ark. Continue reading “Ark. Lt. Governor tours Turk Power Plant”

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards dedicates SWEPCO’s new lignite mining facility

Governor dedicates Oxbow Mine

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, center, with SWEPCO President and COO Venita McCellon-Allen and local public officials, cut the ribbon to open SWEPCO’s¬†Oxbow Mine facility. Continue reading “Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards dedicates SWEPCO’s new lignite mining facility”

Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project announces study segments


Wind Catcher Energy Connection project enters its next phase of development with public input into the power line siting process in October. The project team will hold eleven open houses across northern and central Oklahoma between October 16 and 25 to obtain landowner and community input on preliminary study segments to help determine a final power line route.

Announced in July, Wind Catcher is a $4.5 billion project that will bring 2,000 megawatts (MW) of new energy to customers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

The open house events are set up in a workshop format. There, attendees will be able to talk with project team members including project management, engineering, siting, outreach, and right-of-way representatives.

The Wind Catcher Energy Connection Project includes construction of a wind farm in northwestern Oklahoma, an approximately 350-mile power line and two new substations. The generation facilities will bring approximately $300 million to local communities through property taxes over the life of the project and provide a cost savings of more than $7 billion for PSO and SWEPCO customers.

Development of the line route began in summer 2017. The overall project is expected to deliver wind energy to customers by the end of 2020.

SWEPCO announces major project to secure low-cost, renewable energy for customers

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Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) today announced plans for a major clean energy project that will provide 6 million megawatt-hours (mWh) of new wind energy annually to SWEPCO customers. SWEPCO will file applications July 31 with utility regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas to request approval for the project. Continue reading “SWEPCO announces major project to secure low-cost, renewable energy for customers”