American Electric Power is “getting serious” about its commitment to add a lot more renewable energy production in Ohio, and is looking for companies interested in working with them on large-scale solar projects, Columbus Business First reports. AEP previously announced plans to add a total of 900 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind power by 2020, with plans for much more by 2033 as the company retires coal-fired power plants (see our January 28, 2016 blog post). The utility has issued a request for information from companies “who want to develop at least 5 megawatts of solar power”; AEP would “enter into long-term commitments to buy solar power from the developers and could own up to half of the projects,” according to the article. The deadline for companies to respond to AEP’s request for information is July 13, 2016. For more, read the full article.
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