Environmental News Releases

November 21, 2002

AEP’s Mountaineer Plant to be site for research project on Climate Change technology

American Electric Power’s (NYSE: AEP) Mountaineer Plant in New Haven, W.Va., will be the site for a $4.2 million carbon sequestration research project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and a consortium of public and private sector participants. Scientists from Battelle will lead this climate change mitigation research project.


September 3, 2002

HOUSTON PIPE LINE AND LOUISIANA INTRASTATE GAS
BECOME PARTNERS IN EPA’S NATURAL GAS STAR PROGRAM

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiaries Houston Pipe Line Co. and Louisiana Intrastate Gas Co. have become partners in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Natural Gas STAR Program. The voluntary program between EPA and the natural gas industry works to reduce methane emissions by encouraging the use of cost-effective technologies and practices.


August 31, 2002

AEP´S DRAPER ACCEPTS AWARD
FOR e7 RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT IN INDONESIA

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) presented an award for an e7 renewable energy project in Indonesia to e7 chairman E. Linn Draper Jr., who is chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).


August 29, 2002

e7 ELECTRIC COMPANIES TO SIGN PACTS
WITH UN, OTHERS AT WORLD SUMMIT

E. Linn Draper Jr., who is chairman, president and chief executive officer of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), will sign a sustainable development statement of collaboration and other related agreements with the United Nations Sunday in his role as chairman of the e7. The e7 is an organization of nine leading energy companies from the G7 nations that collectively promote sustainable energy development. AEP represents the United States in the e7.


June 11, 2002

AEP EXPANDS EMISSION CONTROL
EFFORTS AT JOHN AMOS PLANT

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Tuesday announced plans to construct new emission control systems on Unit 1 and Unit 2 at the John E. Amos Plant in St. Albans, W.Va. The new Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system will reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions on each unit by between 85 and 90 percent.


May 3, 2002

AEP, CPS DEDICATE DESERT SKY WIND FARM

Officials of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and City Public Service (CPS), the municipal electric utility for San Antonio, Texas, were joined Friday by national, state and local officials as they dedicated the Desert Sky Wind Farm in West Texas.


April 30, 2002

FISH MIGRATION RESEARCH AT AEP’S BUCHANAN HYDRO COULD
RESULT IN INCREASED FISH POPULATIONS LOCALLY AND NATIONWIDE

A research project about fish migration underway at American Electric Power’s (NYSE: AEP) Buchanan Hydroelectric Plant could result in increased fish populations on the St. Joseph River. If successful, the new technology could be applied and have similar results on fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.


March 28, 2002

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER TO LEAD EXPEDITION
OF STUDENTS, TEACHERS TO BOLIVIAN RAIN FOREST

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) will lead a group of 12 students and teachers from Ohio and West Virginia to a South American rain forest this summer for AEP’s Environmental Learning and Adventure in Bolivia (E-LAB) program.


January 31, 2002

AEP WILL INVEST $7 MILLION TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY
CONCERNS OVER PLUME APPEARANCE AT GAVIN PLANT
Operational changes will return sulfur trioxide emissions to pre-SCR levels

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today outlined its strategy for addressing the unexpected changes in plume appearance encountered at the Gen. James M. Gavin Power Plant last summer. The company will install three separate injection systems on Gavin´s 1,300-megawatt Unit 2 by May, the start of the 2002 ozone season. AEP estimates the capital investment for the installation will be approximately $7 million.