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AEP Signs PPA for 128-MW Wind Project in Kansas

Feb. 5, 2020
Project will provide more than US$20 million in economic development to the surrounding area, support approximately 200 jobs during peak construction.

AEP Renewables has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Evergy Inc. for the output of the new Flat Ridge 3 wind project.

AEP Renewables is developing Flat Ridge 3 near Kingman, Kansas. The project will include 62 wind turbines capable of producing 128 MW of clean, renewable energy and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020.

Flat Ridge 3 will provide more than US$20 million in economic development to the surrounding area, including payments to local government and landowners, and will support approximately 200 jobs during peak construction.

"Our AEP Renewables business is focused on developing and operating renewable generation facilities to help meet the long-term, clean energy goals of utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and other companies. Flat Ridge 3 will increase AEP Renewables' contracted renewable generation portfolio to 1430 MW, and when complete, will demonstrate a US$2.03 billion cumulative investment in our contracted renewables business," said Greg Hall, president, AEP Renewables.

AEP Renewables, with offices in Columbus, Ohio, and San Diego, is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP). It owns and operates 1.3 GW of large-scale wind, solar, and energy storage in 11 U.S. states and has an active development pipeline across the United States. AEP's approximately 18,000 employees operate and maintain the nation's largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers.

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