American Electric Power Seeks Bids for High-Sulfur Coal

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AEP is seeking proposals for spot coal deliveries of a minimum of 25,000 tons per month of high-sulfur coal with various specifications, delivered by rail, barge or truck beginning in January 2010 or January 2011 and extending up to twelve months. Additionally, AEP is seeking proposals for the supply of a maximum of 1 million tons of high-sulfur coal per year, per offer, delivered by rail, barge or truck beginning in 2010 and extending for terms of three, five or 10 years. The actual accepted length of all bids will be at AEP’s discretion. AEP is open to alternative pricing structures or other innovative, value-added concepts. Proposals with alternative terms will be accepted.

Coal Proposal Package(s) must be received by AEP no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 12. Proposals can be submitted by email to, by fax to 614-583-1619 (Attn. Jason Rusk), or by mail 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 RFP can be obtained online or by contacting Rusk by phone at (614) 583-6275.

-AEPSC RFP – High Sulfur Proposal (DOC: 294KB: get viewer)
-AEP Purchase Order Form (PDF: 134KB: get viewer)

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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