American Electric Power Seeks Bids For Powder River Basin Coal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 28, 2011 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking offers for the supply of Powder River Basin coal to one or more of its generating stations.

AEP is seeking spot-coal delivery proposals for 1) up to 0.5 million tons of Powder River Basin coal beginning July 1, 2011, for a period of six months, delivered by rail 2) up to 5 million tons of Powder River Basin coal beginning Jan. 1, 2012, for a period of one year, delivered by rail and/or 3) up to 4 million tons of Powder River Basin coal beginning Jan. 1, 2013, for a period of one year, delivered by rail. AEP is open to alternative pricing structures or other innovative, value-added concepts. 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., Wed., May 11. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to, by fax to (614) 583-1619 (Attn. Chuck West), or by mail to Chuck West, Manager, Fuel Procurement - Coal, American Electric Power Service Corp., 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Complete details about the Requests for Proposals are available at or by calling West at (614) 583-6112 or Tina Sefcik at 614-583-6028.

-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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