RFP Seeks Long-Term Generating Capacity, Energy for AEP's Public Service Company of Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla., December 13, 2016 – Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is issuing a Request for Proposals for economical generating capacity and energy to supply the long-term needs of its customers. The RFP solicits bids for the purchase of capacity and energy in amounts of 500 megawatts (MW) up to 800 MW for a term of ten years or longer beginning June 1, 2022.
Proposals are due by February 24, 2017. Response and contact information is available online at www.PSOklahoma.com/b2b/rfp/2016CapacityRFP/.
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 545,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. With headquarters in Tulsa, PSO has more than 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity and provides electricity to 232 cities and towns across a service area encompassing 30,000 square miles. News releases and other information about PSO can be found on the World Wide Web at PSOklahoma.com.
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and customer energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 224,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also supplies 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy to customers. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana