AEP seeks offers for mid-sulfur coal for 2013 delivery

American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) said on Sept. 14 that it is seeking offers for the supply of high Btu, mid-sulfur coal, delivered by rail or barge, to one or more of its generating stations.

AEP, which buys coal through American Electric Power Service Corp. (AEPSC), is seeking spot proposals for a requirements agreement, for up to 60,000 tons of coal per month, with deliveries beginning in January 2013 and ending in December 2013. Proposals with alternative terms will be accepted. Accepted bids will be at AEP’s discretion. Proposal packages must be received by AEPSC no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 26.

The offers would be under the company’s “A” coal specs, which include 12,800 Btu/lb, 8% moisture, 8% ash and 3.1 lbs/mmBtu of SO2. No specific destination power plants are named in the RFP.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.