AEP Energy signs PPA for output from 200-MW solar project in Ohio

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American Electric Power’s AEP Energy Partners subsidiary has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with the 200-MW Atlanta Farms Solar Project, currently being developed by Savion, for the project’s planned output.

Construction of Atlanta Farms is scheduled to begin mid-to-late 2021, pending the approval of its permit with the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB). The project is located in Pickaway Co., Ohio and is anticipated to include 600,000 solar panels for a capacity of 200 MW. It is expected to be operational by the end of 2022. The total project area will encompass 2,276 acres. 

AEP Energy will use the power from Atlanta Farms to serve customers who want clean energy for their retail supply. Atlanta Farms Solar Project also would contribute renewable energy to supply the City of Columbus if the City’s aggregation proposal is passed in November and receives approval from City Council.

“AEP Energy is focused on providing customers with integrated, carbon-free energy supplies that deliver long-term price stability and environmental benefits. Agreements like the one with Atlanta Farms Solar Project demonstrate the innovative energy solutions we can put in place to support development of new, in-state clean energy resources to boost local economies and help our customers power their homes and businesses with clean, reliable energy,” said Greg Hall, president, AEP Energy.

AEP Energy is a certified competitive retail electricity and natural gas supply provider operating in 28 service territories in six states and Washington, D.C.

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