Renewable Energy, Wind

AEP-PSO, Tradewind Energy to build 200 MW wind power project

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), entered into a long-term power purchase agreement October 10 for the delivery of renewable power from the Goodwell Wind Project in the Oklahoma Panhandle. TradeWind Energy Inc will develop the wind energy project.

The 20-year deal will provide 200 MW of capacity, or enough energy to power about 60,000 homes. It will be constructed across about 20,000 acres in Texas County and involve about 30 landowners.

Goodwell will be TradeWind’s third project constructed in Oklahoma and will mean the company will have completed 585 MW in the state. With a target commercial operation date of late 2015, Goodwell follows the Rocky Ridge Wind Project near Hobart and the Chisholm View Wind Project near Enid, both now owned and operated by TradeWind’s partner, Enel Green Power North America.

The Goodwell project site was initially developed by Chermac Energy Corp. of Edmond, Okla. before being purchased by TradeWind.