PSO inks agreement with US Army at Fort Sill


Public Service Company of Oklahoma , a unit of American Electric Power has signed a 30 year lease with the U.S. Army for siting of an energy resilience project at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

The proposed project is the result of collaboration between the Army and PSO.  Benefits of the project’s design include the addition of more clean energy to the power grid, and enhanced power quality and energy supply in southwest Oklahoma.

It’s also designed to add resilience to the Army with the ability to supply 100% of the power needed to sustain Fort Sill’s critical missions for at least 14 days, through a combination of natural gas fired reciprocating internal combustions engines (RICE) and Photovoltaic Solar (PV Solar) energy, during a commercial grid outage.

PSO plans to seek approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) this year. Construction is projected to begin in fall 2021.

The proposed energy reliability and resilience project on Fort Sill is an excellent example of collaboration to modernize infrastructure and provide assured access to diverse supplies of energy.

The proposed project will include a 30-year lease term with an option to extend for 10 additional years, under statutory authority 10 USC §2667, for approximately 80 acres at Fort Sill.

Source: PSO