AEP seeks coal for Conesville, unnamed power plants

The American Electric Power Service Corp. unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) went out on May 29 seeking proposals for the supply of mid-sulfur and high-sulfur coal to one or more of its generating stations.

AEP is seeking coal delivery proposals for up to 300,000 tons of coal, delivered to the company’s Conesville plant in Ohio, in the July-December 2013 period. Oxford Mining is a primary supplier to Conesville, which mostly takes coal from nearby coal mines in Ohio. Notable is that AEP retired the 165-MW Conesville Unit 3 at the end of 2012.

In addition, AEP is seeking proposals for up to 400,000 tons of coal, delivered by barge, beginning in October 2013 and ending in December 2013, for an unnamed plant or plants.

AEP also is seeking term proposals for up to two million tons of coal, delivered by barge or rail, beginning in January 2014 and ending as late as December 2016, also for unnnamed facilities.

AEP said may choose to transact on a specific year, or years, contained within a term proposal. 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., Wednesday, June 12.

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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.