American Electric Power Seeks Bids For Eastern Coal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 11, 2011 – American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) is seeking offers for the supply of eastern coal, delivered by rail, barge or truck, to one or more of its generating stations.

AEP is seeking coal delivery proposals for up to 50,000 tons of coal per month including: spot CSX rail coal beginning as early as June 2011 and ending in December 2011 and term CSX coal beginning in July 2011 with deliveries through June 2012; spot NS coal beginning as early as June 2011 and ending in December 2011 and term NS rail coal beginning in July 2011 through June 2014; spot truck coal beginning as early as January 2012 and ending in December 2013; and CSX rail or barge coal beginning as early as January 2012 and ending in December 2012. 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., Thursday, May 19. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to, by fax to (614) 583-1619 (Attn. Jason Rusk), or by mail to Jason Rusk, Director, Coal 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 Rusk at (614) 583-6275 or Denzil Welsh at (614) 583-7501.

-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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