GAHANNA, Ohio — AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for solar energy generation resources in Ohio.
AEP Ohio is seeking proposals for up to 400 megawatts (MW) of solar energy resources. Proposals will be evaluated based on criteria outlined in the RFP, including preference given to sites that are located in Appalachian Ohio, create permanent manufacturing jobs in the region and commit to hiring Ohio military veterans.
Proposals are due Dec. 18, 2017. All proposal responses should be directed to Navigant, the independent RFP manager for the RFP. More information is available at http://www.aepohio.com/go/rfp/.
AEP Ohio committed to pursue the development of solar and wind generation resources in an agreement approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) in November 2016. The agreement included commitments to propose 400 MW of solar generation and 500 MW of wind generation produced in Ohio. The renewable energy projects must be approved by the PUCO.
AEP Ohio customers currently receive renewable generation service through long-term power purchase agreements with the 10 MW Wyandot Solar Farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and the Fowler Ridge (100 MW, Benton and Tippacanoe Counties, Indiana) and Timber Road (99 MW, Paulding County, Ohio) wind farms.
AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.
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 more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 33,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,200 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 and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners, and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide.