SPP Board Approves Over $1.7 Billion of Transmission Expansion Projects

Little Rock, Arkansas – In keeping with its 2010 Strategic Plan to build a robust transmission system and develop efficient energy markets, the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) Board of Directors approved a near-term transmission expansion plan that will result in the construction of $251 million in new transmission projects needed to maintain reliable supplies of electricity […]

Arkansas Clean Technology Primer

The clean technology sector grew at a faster rate than the rest of the Arkansas economy over the last eight years and shows the greatest potential for continued growth, according to a recent report by the Southern Growth Policies Board and released by the newly-formed Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA). The “Arkansas Clean Technology Primer” […]

Arkansas, Wind Industry Officials Say Stable Fed Policy Key to Growth

By Rob Moritz
, Arkansas News Bureau Little Rock, Arkansas – Governor Mike Beebe pledged state support today to keep wind power manufacturers planted in Arkansas, but officials said a more stable federal policy would really help their industry take flight. Speaking at a meeting of the American Wind Energy Association, Beebe said the state is […]

AEP Issues for 1,100 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Resources

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking long-term purchases of up to 1,100 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy resources. Proposals must include commercially proven renewable energy technologies such as wind, certified low-impact hydro, commercial-scale solar, geothermal, biologically derived methane gas and certain biomass and biofuels energy projects. The generation […]