AEP seeks bids for full requirement power supply to serve a portion of Ohio load

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2007 – American Electric Power Service Corp., a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking proposals for full requirements energy and capacity on behalf of the company’s Columbus Southern Power (CSP) unit to serve the electricity demands of approximately 29,000 customers that CSP acquired from Monongahela Power Dec. 31, 2005.

The request for proposals (RFP) seeks full requirements energy and capacity to serve these customers’ projected peak demand of 275 megawatts from June 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2008, and seeks alternate proposals for the capacity component to continue through May 31, 2009. The RFP segregates the load into five tranches, each representing 20 percent of the full requirements of this group of customers. AEP intends to qualify interested bidders and award the five lowest price tranche bids.

The RFP, Full Requirements Service Agreement (FSA), credit and qualification documents and other bid documents are available at the following website http://www.aepohio.com/go/rfp. Expressions of interest are due Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. Eastern Prevailing Time (EPT). Credit and qualification documents are due Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. EPT. All proposals are due March 5 at 11 a.m. EPT.

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 36,000 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 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). The company is based in Columbus, Ohio.
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