Arkansas Regulators Approve $4.5 Billion Wind Catcher Project

The Arkansas Public Service Commission on Tuesday  gave Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) the go ahead for the controversial Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, a $4.5 billion project that will deliver wind energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the utility’s customers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

The utility has more than 117,000 customers in Arkansas.

Since SWEPCO first announced the project in July 2017, supporters and opponents have debated the merits of the multistate wind energy project that will be partly owned by SWEPCO and its sister company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). Both are subsidiaries of Columbus, Ohio-based utility giant American Electric Power (AEP).    MORE

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