American Electric Power Seeks Offers For Low-Sulfur Coal For Its Ohio Power Company Subsidiary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 29, 2009 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking offers to supply low-sulfur coal to one or more power plants operated by its Ohio Power Co. subsidiary.

AEP is seeking proposals for spot deliveries ranging from 10,000 to 60,000 tons of low-sulfur coal per month, delivered by rail or barge, beginning in January 2010 and extending up to six months.

Coal proposal package(s) must be received by AEP no later than 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to, faxed to 614-583-1619 (attn. Jason Rusk) or mailed to Jason Rusk, Manager – Eastern Fuel Procurement, American Electric Power Service Corp., 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Complete details about the Request for Proposals are available at or by contacting Rusk at 614-583-6275.

-OPCo RFP – Low Sulfur Proposal (DOC)
-Terms and Conditions (PDF)

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 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.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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David Hagelin
Corporate Media Relations