Google wants AEP-PSO to alter wind energy program

November 16, 2013 by  
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 am
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Updated: 5:30 am, Sat Nov 16, 2013.

Google wants AEP-PSO to alter wind energy program

By PAUL MONIES NewsOK.com

TulsaWorld.com

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Google Inc. is searching for power. Green power.


To help feed its growing, power-hungry operations in Oklahoma, the Internet search giant wants Tulsa-based utility American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to carve out a special customer class for large industrial and commercial consumers who want to use more renewable energy.

The effort is part of Google’s 2007 goal to be a carbon-neutral company. It embarked on energy-efficiency programs at its worldwide network of data centers; installed solar panels at its corporate headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.; and entered into agreements to buy wind power from utilities in the United States.

Now, Google has weighed in on a AEP-PSO application with Oklahoma regulators to make changes to the utility’s Green Energy Choice Tariff, which lets customers choose blocks of wind power for an additional charge on their bills. The utility wants to simplify the WindChoice program and do away with some of its administrative overhead in an effort to lower costs for customers.

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