June 21 — The Wind Catcher project involves SWEPCO’s purchase of an interest in a wind farm in Oklahoma and then construction of an extra high voltage power line to connect to AEP’s system (SWEPCO’s parent company). That comes with a big price tag — about $4.5 billion according to documents from the PUC. About $3.1 billion of that cost would be SWEPCO’s responsibility, with about $1.1 billion of that pegged for Texas costs.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.