In all, AEP seeks up to 300,000 tons of coal, barge-delivered, beginning in Q3 2013 through Q4. The company also seeks spot and term proposals for up to 1 million tons of coal annually, delivered by rail or barge, beginning in Q1 2014 through as late as Q4 2015. Alternative proposals, according to company officials, will also be considered.

Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on May 17. Proposal packages can be submitted via email to coalrfp@aep.com, by fax to (614) 583-1619 (Attn. Charles West) or by mail to Charles West, manager, Coal Procurement, American Electric Power Service Corp., 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Suite 500, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Full details about Requests for Proposal are available at www.aep.com/go/coaloffers or by calling West at (614) 583-6112 or Denzil Welsh at (614) 583-7501.