Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, ATC Development Co. partner to develop transmission projects in southwestern US

Published on March 03, 2017 by Daily Energy Insider Reports

ATC Development Co., a development branch of Wisconsin-based American Transmission Co. (ATC), and Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO), recently entered a joint operating agreement to develop transmission projects in Arizona and the southwestern United States.

The companies created the new company, called ATC Southwest, to address growing demand in the region.

“Arizona and the Southwest are growing, and we’re already seeing increased demand for power that can only be met if we’re willing to step up and develop the transmission projects that will meet that demand over the next two decades and beyond,” Patrick Ledger, AEPCO chief executive officer, said.

AEPCO, a not-for-profit, member-owned generation and transmission cooperative based in Arizona, will apply its experience in engineering, constructing, maintaining and operating generation and transmission systems in Arizona to the project.

“We are pleased to be partnering with AEPCO and its family of cooperative utilities to address transmission development needs in the region,” Mike Rowe, president and chief executive officer of ATC Development Co., said. “We have significant experience working with public power in the Midwest, and we look forward to partnering with public power in the Southwest. ATC Southwest will be adding value through identifying and implementing transmission solutions that deliver reliability, economic and renewable energy benefits in the southwestern United States.”