Comments Sought on SWEPCO and PSO Draft RFP for 2009-2012 Summer Peak Capacity

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 16, 2007 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) operating subsidiaries Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) and Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) are planning to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) Aug. 6 for the purchase of capacity. In order to solicit input from potential bidders and other interested parties prior to the issuance of the RFP, comments are being sought on the draft RFP listed below.

The RFP will seek proposals for capacity and associated energy that will allow SWEPCO and PSO to satisfy planning reserve requirements of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for the 2009-2012 summer peaking periods. American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEPSC), a unit of AEP, will administer this short-term RFP for SWEPCO and PSO. A technical conference to answer questions and seek input on the documents will be held on July 23, 2007 starting at 2 p.m. CDT.

View the SWEPCO draft RFP at http://swepco.com/news/rfp/.

View the PSO draft RFP at http://psoklahoma.com/news/rfp/.

For questions regarding the draft RFP and the call-in number for the technical conference, contact Naim Hakimi at nhakimi@aep.com.

SWEPCO, a unit of AEP with headquarters in Shreveport, La., serves approximately 460,000 customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, East Texas and the Panhandle area of North Texas.

PSO, a unit of AEP with headquarters in Tulsa, Okla., serves approximately 520,000 customers in Oklahoma.

SWEPCO and PSO’s parent company, American Electric Power, is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning more than 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.W. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana-Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
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Scott McCloud (SWEPCO)
Corporate Communications 318-673-3532

Stan Whiteford (PSO)
Corporate Communications 918-599-2574