American Electric Power’s AEP Renewables unit has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Evergy Inc. for the output of the new Flat Ridge 3 wind project.
Projects that could save energy customers hundreds of millions of dollars will be put center stage at this week’s DISTRIBUTECH 2020 convention by technology company Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) and electricity distributor UK Power Networks.
The move by Arizona Public Service is the latest in a string of targets set by states or utilities in the U.S. West to go carbon neutral as climate change pushes the region away from traditional sources like coal.
Fifty wind farms have opened in Illinois since 2003 and more are in the works, but not everyone is on board.
The plaintiffs say state regulators have conflicts of interest that should have kept them from approving the power line project.
Since the beginning, the bulk power market has operated in response to the load. With no way to store electricity once it was generated, power system operations dispatched generation to meet load and built capacity to levels that ensured maximum demand would be met with reserves.