Environmental News Releases

December 2, 2005

AEP´s emission control equipment performs better than designed to reduce 2005 ozone season NOX emissions

Future investments will bring additional emission reductions and improve the environmental performance of AEP´s coal-fired generation fleet

American Electric Power submitted data about the emissions performance of its generating units during the 2005 ozone season to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Nov. 29 indicating that its nitrogen oxides (NOX)-reducing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) equipment is performing better than designed to help improve air quality during the ozone season. AEP submits NOX emission data to the EPA as a participant in the EPA’s NOX Budget Trading Program.

August 10, 2005

AEP expands CO2 reduction commitment through 2010; extends participation in Chicago Climate Exchange

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 10, 2005 -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced the company will expand and extend its commitment to voluntarily reduce, avoid or sequester its greenhouse gas emissions through 2010 and will continue its membership in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the first voluntary, legally binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction and trading program in North America.

June 17, 2005

AEP announces additional environmental investments at five plants in four states

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 17, 2005 -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced five additional locations where it will invest in advanced equipment to continue to improve the environmental performance of its coal-fired power plants. These projects are part of the company’s previously announced plan to invest at least $3.7 billion in environmental retrofits through 2010.

May 4, 2005

AEP honored with EPA 2005 Climate Protection Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4, 2005 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this evening with a 2005 Climate Protection Award for demonstrating ingenuity, leadership and public purpose in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.

March 18, 2005

AEP Ohio seeks cost-recovery means for proposed clean-coal plant

IGCC commitment representative of AEP´s historic role
as industry leader on technology development, implementation

Columbus Southern Power Company and Ohio Power Company, subsidiaries of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) doing business as AEP Ohio, filed an application today with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio seeking authority to recover costs related to building and operating a new clean-coal technology power plant.