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American Electric Power’s renewables subsidiary, AEP Renewables has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Evergy Inc. for the output of the new Flat Ridge 3 wind project. 

AEP Renewables is developing Flat Ridge 3 near Kingman, Kansas. The project will include 62 wind turbines capable of producing 128MW of clean, renewable energy and is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. 

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“Our AEP Renewables business is focused on developing and operating renewable generation facilities to help meet the long-term, clean energy goals of utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and other companies. Flat Ridge 3 will increase AEP Renewables’ contracted renewable generation portfolio to 1,430 MW, and when complete, will demonstrate a $2.03 billion cumulative investment in our contracted renewables business,” said Greg Hall, president, AEP Renewables.

Flat Ridge 3 will provide more than $20 million in economic development to the surrounding area, including payments to local government and landowners, and will support approximately 200 jobs during peak construction. 

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