SWEPCO, PSO Issue RFP for 2009-2012 Summer Peak Capacity

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2007 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) operating subsidiaries Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) and Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase of short-term capacity that will allow SWEPCO and PSO to satisfy planning reserve requirements of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for the 2009-2012 summer peaking periods.

The RFP seeks proposals for capacity and associated energy in amounts from 100 to 600 megawatts (MW) for annual terms beginning in calendar year 2009. Smaller quantities in 40 MW blocks will also be considered and are encouraged.

American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEPSC), a unit of AEP, will administer this short-term RFP for SWEPCO and PSO. Neither SWEPCO nor PSO will submit proposals in response to this RFP. The deadline for submitting proposals is September 10, 2007.

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

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

For questions regarding the RFP, contact Woody Lally at welally@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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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Scott McCloud (SWEPCO)
Corporate Communications 318-673-3532

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