American Electric Power Seeks Quotes For Biodiesel

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 26, 2010 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking quotes for the supply of biodiesel to one or more of its generating stations in Ohio.

AEP is seeking quotes for the truck delivery of biodiesel blended with red-dyed No. 2 fuel oil to its Picway, Muskingum River and Conesville plants in Ohio. AEP is evaluating the use of biofuels as a renewable fuel source for start up and flame stabilization as part of its compliance with alternative energy requirements in Ohio.

Quotes must be received by AEP no later than 5 p.m., Sept. 23. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to, by fax to (614) 583-1617 (Attn. Ashley Weaver), or by mail to Ashley Weaver, Manager, Alternative Fuels, Fuel, Emissions and Logistics, American Electric Power Service Corp., 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Complete details about the bid proposals are available at or by calling Weaver at (614) 583-6918.

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 nearly 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.S. 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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Melissa McHenry
Senior Manager, Corporate Media Relations and Policy Communications