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 for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.