July 28 — American Electric Power said Friday (July 27) it was cancelling plans to build the 2,000-megawatt Wind Catcher wind farm across two counties in the Oklahoma panhandle. The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday had denied approval of the project, which had already won approval from regulators in Arkansas and Louisiana. A decision was pending before an Oklahoma regulatory panel.
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.