A more favourable reading is what can states do if they have legitimate concerns about the inability of wholesale markets to address the long-term consequences of price volatility in wholesale markets. When a large generator closes and market prices are too low to entice new generations, states make little use of ensuring the long-term availability of electricity. « AEP Energy is committed to providing customers with an integrated, carbon-free energy supply, providing long-term price stability and environmental benefits. Agreements such as the Atlanta Farms Solar Project show the innovative energy solutions we can develop to support the development of new clean energy resources in the state, stimulate the local economy and help our customers provide clean and reliable energy to their homes and businesses, » said Greg Hall, President of AEP Energy. With a contract to purchase solar electricity, you buy solar electricity and not the solar system itself. A third (in this case Energy Optimizers, USA) develops, owns and maintains the solar system on your land and you buy the electrical power of the system. The advantage of such an agreement is that you can develop a solar system on your property with low upfront investments with minimal risk and no prior costs, while paying low energy costs, generally lower or lower than your normal supply prices. American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, focuses on developing a smarter energy infrastructure and providing new technologies and customized energy solutions for our customers. AEP`s approximately 17,400 employees operate and maintain the country`s largest electricity transmission system and more than 221,000 miles of distribution lines to provide safe and reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. The AEP is also one of the country`s largest electricity producers, with about 30,000 megawatts of different generation capacity, including more than 5,300 megawatts of renewable generation. AEP`s companies include AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Southwestern Electric Power Company (arkansas, Louisiana and East Texas).