Recently AEP Ohio issued two separate Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the new construction of wind and solar energy generation facilities in Ohio. The two facilities will produce up to 250 megawatts (MW) of wind energy resources and 100 MW of solar energy sources respectively. AEP Ohio is seeking to place these facilities in Southeastern Ohio. Collectively the projects will produce enough energy to power 350,000 homes.
Both of the RFPs require potential developers to utilize Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for the construction of these power generation facilities. Building a project with a PLA ensures that contractors only hire union workers from the local area.