Environmental News Releases

November 2, 2004

AEP issues request for proposals for renewable-energy generation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 1, 2004 - American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for renewable energy to help fulfill energy-supply requirements for its retail customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

September 30, 2004

AEP files motion to dismiss CO2 lawsuits

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and four other electricity generators have filed motions to dismiss carbon dioxide lawsuits announced July 21 by a group of state attorneys general and others.

August 31, 2004

AEP releases emissions assessment report of board subcommittee

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 31, 2004 - American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today released the report of an independent subcommittee of AEP’s Board of Directors affirming that AEP is well-positioned to effectively manage future proposed emission constraints because of prudent actions the company has taken. A three-member, ad hoc subcommittee completed the assessment and report as part of a previously announced agreement with The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds and other shareholders in response to a shareholder proposal filed for consideration at AEP’s 2004 Annual Meeting.

July 13, 2004

AEP: Allegations made by ex-employee already reviewed; Results show no violation, timely action by company

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 13, 2004 - Claims made by a former employee about alleged violations of environmental regulations at American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) plants in northeast Texas were reviewed earlier this year, the company said. The review found that, for most claims, no violations had occurred and, for the remaining claims, the company had responded quickly and properly reported the incident.

April 26, 2004

AEP, Buckeye Power plan substantial environmental investments for Cardinal Plant at Brilliant, Ohio

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and Buckeye Power are investing in new environmental controls at the jointly owned Cardinal Power Plant in Brilliant, Ohio, a project that not only will reduce emissions but also will provide a boost to the area´s economy. The firms are conducting preliminary studies and engineering for the installation of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems on units 1 and 2 of the Cardinal Plant. FGD systems, commonly called scrubbers, reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, a contributor to acid rain, by up to 98 percent.

February 19, 2004

AEP accepts shareholder proposal, will perform environmental assessment

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2004 - American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced that it will assess and report to shareholders the potential impact of the company’s actions to improve the environmental performance of its power plants and keep those plants cost-competitive. An ad hoc subcommittee of independent directors will conduct the assessment.