More Clean Energy Ahead

Improving the environment,
Saving customers money

SWEPCO’s long-term energy resource plan calls for more than one-third of the energy required by customers to be generated from wind and solar sources over the next 20 years.

Under this plan for SWEPCO’s energy source mix:

  • Wind energy increases from 9% to 26%, and solar is introduced and grows to 10%
  • Natural gas grows from 7% to 19%
  • Coal drops from 83% to 44%

Three new wind facilities to add 810 MW

Toward this goal, SWEPCO will add 810 megawatts (MW) of wind energy by 2022 to bring more clean, affordable energy to its customers in Louisiana and Arkansas following regulatory approvals in those states in May 2020. Texas did not approve the project.

The 810 MW will move wind to 21% of SWEPCO’s energy mix, save Arkansas and Louisiana customers an estimated $2 billion over the 30-year expected life of the new facilities, and help customers meet their own renewable energy and sustainability goals.

SWEPCO’s wind project includes the acquisition of three wind facilities in north central Oklahoma – known as the North Central Energy Facilities – in conjunction with its sister company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).

SWEPCO will own 810 MW, or 54.5% of the 1,485-MW project, with an investment of $1.01 billion. PSO, which will own 675 MW, or 45.5% of the project, received approval in Oklahoma in February 2020. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) also approved the acquisitions in February.

SWEPCO and PSO will acquire the projects at their completion over the next two years.

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North Central Energy Facilities

SWEPCO’s wind project includes the acquisition of three wind facilities in north central Oklahoma – known as the North Central Energy Facilities – in conjunction with its sister company, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).

SWEPCO will own 810 MW, or 54.5% of the 1,485-MW project, with an investment of $1.01 billion. PSO, which will own 675 MW, or 45.5% of the project, received approval in Oklahoma in February 2020. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) also approved the acquisitions in February.

SWEPCO and PSO will acquire the projects at their completion over the next two years.

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North Central Energy Facilities

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