LPSC approves SWEPCO renewable projects
Categories: News - 2023-07-13 11:11:12
USA, Shreveport: LPSC greenlights SWEPCO’s fuel-free power initiative for additional generating capacity.
Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) has received approval from the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) for its fuel-free power plan, acquiring up to 999 MW of renewable generation resources. This effort will enable the power needs of its customers to be met while protecting them from energy cost volatility.
SWEPCO requires additional generating capacity due to new rules from the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). The SPP, including Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, mandates utilities to have available extra generation capacity for reliability.
Invenergy will construct one solar and two wind projects to be acquired by SWEPCO: Mooringsport (200 MW solar facility), Diversion (200.6 MW wind facility), and Wagon Wheel (598.4 MW wind facility).
SWEPCO requires more capacity as its aging generation units are being decommissioned, creating a capacity deficit starting in 2023, to reach 1,574 MW by 2028.
SWEPCO’s long-term strategy is to have more than 1/3 of its SPP-accredited capacity from wind and solar resources.
This text is taken from https://transformers-magazine.com/tm-news/lpsc-approves-swepco-renewable-projects/