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October 13, 2021

AEP OnSite Partners Solar Project Delivering Clean Energy to Barron, Wisconsin

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 13, 2021 –AEP OnSite Partners, a leading developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions and subsidiary of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), and the city of Barron, Wisconsin have partnered on a solar project to help serve the city’s energy needs. City of Barron Mayor Ron Fladten will hold a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. at the solar facility to celebrate the project, which is currently delivering clean energy to the community.

AEP OnSite Partners has constructed a 3.6-MW solar field located on approximately 20 acres of land owned by the city of Barron. Barron Municipal Utilities has entered into a power purchase agreement with AEP OnSite Partners, which includes the energy generated by the new solar project.

AEP OnSite Partners owns and operates the solar facility that is expected to provide about 8% of the city’s overall power needs, saving Barron Municipal Utilities customers millions over the anticipated 30-year life of the project. This project will improve the city’s long-term power supply certainty and fuel diversity, while lowering its carbon footprint. AEP OnSite Partners also provides Barron’s other wholesale power supply needs and has committed to delivering cost stability through 2025. AEP OnSite Partners has constructed similar solar facilities in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and Spooner, Wisconsin, which helped lower the cost of power in each community.

 “We’re proud to provide clean, reliable and affordable solar energy to power homes and businesses in Barron,” said Greg Hall, executive vice president, Energy Supply, AEP. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the city as the owner and operator of this project, which will save customers money while reducing the community’s environmental footprint.”

“We need to be good stewards of the natural resources we have and are pleased to say that clean, low-cost renewable energy is flowing through the city’s power grid,” said Mayor Fladten. 

About AEP OnSite Partners

AEP OnSite Partners is a leading provider of behind-the-meter solutions that assist customers in achieving their energy goals. AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Energy are affiliates, and both are subsidiaries of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP). AEP Energy, and its affiliates, deliver a wide array of innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. As a competitive retail and wholesale electricity and natural gas supplier, AEP Energy serves over 700,000 residential and business customers in 28 service territories in six states and Washington, D.C. As one of the largest wholesale suppliers in the country, AEP Energy also specializes in offering customized wholesale power supply products based on the specific needs of our customers’ electric systems within ERCOT, MISO, PJM and SPP. AEP Energy also sells renewable energy through long-term contracts with utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities and corporate customers. With a commitment to a clean energy future, AEP Energy and its affiliates currently own over 1,900 megawatts of wind, solar and energy storage on both a utility scale and distributed scale basis. Solving energy problems for customers, AEP Energy and its affiliates own and operate over 90 behind-the-meter projects in 26 different states and has an active development pipeline across the U.S. Based in Columbus, Ohio, Chicago, Illinois and San Diego, California, AEP Energy takes pride in making it easy for customers and partners to buy, manage and use energy. For more information, visit https://www.aeponsitepartners.com/.

 

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