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November 29, 2017


Coal travels along a conveyor belt at the John E. Amos Plant in West Virginia in this file photo. The coal-fired power plant owned by Appalachian Power is among those slated to receive coal under the AEP contract.Coal travels along a conveyor belt at the John E. Amos Plant in West Virginia in this file photo. The coal-fired power plant owned by Appalachian Power is among those slated to receive coal under the AEP contract.ASHLAND, Ky. – American Electric Power is seeking bids for the supply of coal to one or more of its electric generating stations, including Kentucky Power’s Mitchell Plant in West Virginia.

“Coal remains an important part of our communities and our business,” said Kentucky Power President Matt Satterwhite. “In Kentucky, about 80 percent of our electricity is generated using coal. We continue to look for innovative ways to support our coal businesses as we pursue long-term solutions that strengthen our region.”

AEP seeks proposals for the following:


*  Up to 400,000 tons of Central Appalachian coal, FOB Barge, beginning in January 2018 and ending in June 2018


*  Up to 1,700,000 tons of Powder River Basin coal, FOB Rail (joint-line served), beginning in January 2018 and ending in June 2018


*  Up to 250,000 tons of Illinois Basin coal, FOB Barge, beginning in January 2018 and ending in June 2018

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., Monday, December 4, 2017. Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail to Chuck West, Manager, Coal Procurement, American Electric Power Service Corp., One Riverside Plaza, 14th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Complete details about the Requests for Proposals are available at www.aep.com/go/coaloffers or by calling West at (614) 716-6117, Clint Stutler at (614) 716-6789 or Amanda Torgerson at (614) 716-6222. Details are in the Coal RFP (PDF).

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Kentucky Power, with headquarters in Ashland, is an operating company in the American Electric Power (AEP) system. Kentucky Power provides service to about 168,000 customers in 20 eastern Kentucky counties, including Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike and Rowan. AEP, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states, including Kentucky. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 33,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,200 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power, Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company. AEP also owns AEP Energy.


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