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US utility Appalachian Power is seeking approval for almost 500MW of clean power over the next three years as part of its long-range plan to meet the renewable energy targets established by the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).

Appalachian Power, which is part of American Electric Power, is looking to acquire or contract 294MW of solar and 204MW of wind power, according to its annual plan filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) last week.

The plan is the company’s second update since the VCEA became law.

Appalachian Power intends to meet its VCEA targets primarily through investments in solar, wind, energy storage, and purchase of market renewable energy certificates.

A 204MW wind farm has been identified in Illinois that is expected to be operational in December 2024, and will represent Appalachian Power’s largest wind resource project to date.

[Staff Report]

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