American Electric Power Seeks Bids For Mid-Sulfur and High-Sulfur Coal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 29, 2013 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking proposals for the supply of mid-sulfur and high-sulfur coal to one or more of its generating stations.

AEP is seeking coal delivery proposals for up to 300,000 tons of coal, delivered to the company’s Conesville Plant in Ohio, beginning in July 2013 and ending in December 2013. In addition, AEP is seeking proposals for up to 400,000 tons of coal, delivered by barge, beginning in October 2013 and ending in December 2013. AEP also is seeking term proposals for up to two million tons of coal, delivered by barge or rail, beginning in January 2014 and ending as late as December 2016. AEP may choose to transact on a specific year, or years, contained within a term proposal. Proposals with alternative terms will be accepted. Accepted bids will be at AEP’s discretion.

Proposal packages must be received by AEP no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to coalrfp@aep.com, by fax to (614) 583-1619 (Attn: Kim Chilcote), or by mail to Kim Chilcote, Manager, Coal Procurement, American Electric Power Service Corp., 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Complete details about the Requests for Proposals are available at www.aep.com/go/coaloffers or by calling Kim Chilcote at (614) 583-6301 or Clint Stutler at (614) 583-6039.

-Coal RFP (DOC)
-Purchase Order Form (PDF)

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5.3 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 40,000-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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