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Appalachian Power seeks more solar energy


​​For the second time this year, Appalachian Power is looking for more solar power to supply its customers.

The company on Wednesday issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 150 megawatts of solar energy with the option to include a battery-energy storage system. The company wants to acquire the solar facilities through one or more purchase or sales agreements from developers who meet certain economic and operational criteria.

Project bids must be at least 50 megawatts in size, located in West Virginia, and interconnected to PJM, the independent regional transmission organization that manages the electric grid in 13 states, including West Virginia. Projects must be operational by no later than Dec. 15, 2025, and qualify for the Federal Investment Tax Credit.

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