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Sharp criticism of US' largest wind project

The absence of competitive bids is one of the reasons an Oklahoma judge recommends that a project of 800 GE turbines is rejected for advance approval.

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One of the largest wind projects in the US to date has been met with sharp criticism. An administrative law judge in the US state of Oklahoma has recommended rejecting an application for advance approval of the 2 GW project Wind Catcher in a report.

Bloomberg first reported that Judge Mary Candler had concluded that Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), a subsidiary of project owner American Electric Power (AEP), has not been able to prove that customers should pay for the USD 4.5 billion project. PSO's 30 percent share is estimated to make up USD 1.36 billion.

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