American Electric Power Seeks Compliance Coal Offers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 11, 2009 – American Electric Power (AEP) is seeking offers to supply Powder River Basin coal to one or more of its operating companies in the amounts, and for the periods, noted:

  • A one-year supply of up to 2 million tons of coal starting Jan. 1, 2010.

  • A six-month supply of up to 1 million tons of coal starting either Jan. 1, 2010, or July 1, 2010.

  • A one-year supply of up to 3 million tons of coal starting Jan. 1, 2011.

The actual accepted length of all offers 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), along with any additional supporting material, must be received by AEP no later than 12 p.m. (noon), Friday, May 15. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to, faxed to 614-583-1619 (attn. Chuck West) or mailed to Chuck West, Manager – Western 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 West at 614-583-6112.

-AEPSC Western RFP - Proposal (DOC: 1.2MB: get viewer)
-Terms and Conditions (PDF: 1.05MB: 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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David Hagelin
Corporate Media Relations