Indiana Michigan Power Company/AEP Cause No. 44511 CPCN/CESPP

Please find below documents filed in this case:

44511 IN Michigan CPCN CESPP- New petition--201407080926--This includes I&M's petition plus prefiled testimony.

44511 IG's Direct Testimony 9-17-14--The Industrial Group (IG) filed testimony opposing this proposal including the new tracker and the cost of the solar PV.

44511 Industrial group Workpapers filed 2014-09-19

OUCC Testimony of Ronald L.Keen filed 2014-09-17

44511 I&M Rebuttal Testimony and Exhibits filed 2014-09-3044511

44511 - I&M's Proposed Order filed 2014-10-22 This is a good summary of the case from I&M's perspective.

I&M/AEP Files Petition for 16 MWs of Solar PV in Cause No. 44511

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/indiana-michigan-power-plans-to-go-solar/article_f6333228-06a8-11e4-8b30-001a4bcf6878.html

By BIANCA ALMADA South Bend Tribune

Indiana Michigan Power is warming up to the idea of solar energy.

I&M announced Tuesday a clean energy project that will entail building and operating five solar generation facilities, one of which is planned for South Bend, pending approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

“I&M constantly looks at emerging technologies and our customers’ evolving needs, and now is the right time to move forward with solar power,” Paul Chodak III, president and chief operating officer of I&M, said in a news release.

I&M already utilizes nuclear, wind and hydroelectric power. The latest project, if approved, would take advantage of the sun to create a combined generation capacity of 16 megawatts, the energy equivalent of powering 2,500 homes per year.

“This project will be the largest utility-owned solar project in the state of Indiana,” Brian Bergsma, manager of state governmental affairs for I&M, said Tuesday. “We look forward to providing yet another clean power alternative.”

The project seems to be coming at an appropriate time, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a rule for power plants nationwide to cut carbon emissions by an average of 30 percent by 2030, based on 2005 levels.

“We hope to bring forward the efforts we are making as means of complying with clean air initiatives brought forth by the EPA,” Bergsma said. “Solar power has a viable place as a clean alternative in our generation portfolio.”

Five solar generation facilities are expected to be located in different areas of the Fort Wayne-based company’s service territory. Facilities are tentatively planned in the Muncie-Marion area, South Bend area and Michigan, but have yet to be finalized.

I&M also plans to utilize the pilot project as a learning opportunity for the future, according to the news release.

“We will use the knowledge we gain from operating this pilot project to help offer customers additional safe, reliable, clean energy as we further expand solar production and examine other generation options in the future,” Chodak said.

 

The company is also seeking approval from state regulators to employ the new Green Power Program, which would give customers the option of further supporting solar power by subscribing to receive 50 kilowatt hour blocks of solar renewable energy credits.

 

Construction for the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2016 and to end late that year. Various construction jobs will be created depending on the size of the project as approved by the IURC, Bergsma said.

The estimated cost of the project is $38 million. The project would affect consumer rates by less than 1 percent, according to the company.

 

Indiana Michigan Power announced Tuesday its Clean Energy Solar Pilot Project. The project will entail building and operating five solar generation facilities, pending approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

 

“I&M constantly looks at emerging technologies and our customers’ evolving needs, and now is the right time to move forward with solar power,” said Paul Chodak III, president and chief operating officer of Indiana Michigan Power.

 

If approved, five solar generation facilities will be located in different areas of the company’s service territory. Facilities are tentatively expected in the Muncie-Marion area, South Bend area and in Michigan, but have yet to be finalized.

 

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2016 and end late that year.

 

The estimated cost of the project is $38 million.

 

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Copyright 2013 IndianaDG