The new series of 20-year agreements includes three contracts totaling 201.25MW from Canadian Hills Wind, owned by Apex Wind Energy Holdings, and located in Canadian County.

The second contract includes 79.6MW from High Majestic Wind II, owned by NextEra Energy Resources, and located in Carson and Potter Counties in the Texas Panhandle.

The third contract includes 77.8MW from Flat Ridge 2 Wind Energy, owned by BP Wind Energy and Sempra US Gas and Power and located in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner Counties.

Separately, OMPA, a co-owner of the Turk Plant, has signed a 25-year agreement for 49.2MW from the Canadian Hills Wind project.

SWEPCO announced on 22 December 2011, that the company had settled all legal actions brought against it by the Sierra Club, the National Audubon Society and Audubon Arkansas related to the Turk Plant under construction in southwest Arkansas.

The settlement includes a provision that SWEPCO and its affiliates will construct or secure 400MW of new renewable energy resources by the end of 2014.

The SWEPCO and OMPA agreements total 407.85MW.

Flat Ridge 2, High Majestic Wind II and Canadian Hills Wind are expected to come on line by the end of 2012.