Appalachian Power renewables solicitation includes hydro

American Electric Power subsidiary Appalachian Power Co. seeks proposals for long-term supply of energy from new renewable energy projects, including hydropower as certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute.

Bids are due May 30. A pre-bid meeting, via conference call, is planned for April 24.

Proposals must rely on commercially proven technologies for renewable energy, including hydro as certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, wind, solar photovoltaic, biomass, coal mine methane, landfill gas, and biogas.

Hydro resources proposed in response to the solicitation must have a minimum nameplate rating of 2 MW. The Low Impact Hydropower Institute is a voluntary program designed to help consumers identify environmentally sound, low-impact facilities for emerging �green� energy markets. (HNN 3/28/08)

Appalachian Power seeks to acquire energy and all associated capacity, ancillary services, if any, and environmental attributes, including renewable energy credits. Projects may have an aggregate nameplate rating of up to 100 MW, and must be capable of being in service by Dec. 31, 2010.

AEP said the solicitation is part of a plan to add 1,000 MW of new wind or other renewable energy by 2011 as a component of its strategy to address its greenhouse gas emissions. AEP said it has made three purchases of long-term renewable energy, all wind, since the company made its 1,000-MW commitment.

AEP subsidiary American Electric Power Service Corp. is administering the solicitation on behalf of Charleston-based Appalachian Power. Appalachian serves more than 900,000 AEP customers in West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Dial-in information on the April 24 conference call is to be posted on the Internet at www.appalachianpower.com/go/rfp. During the meeting, American Electric Power Service Corp. will outline the request for proposals and answer prospective bidders’ questions.

Proposals are due May 30. American Electric Power Service Corp. said it expects to complete contract negotiations and execute agreements by Sept. 30.

For information, contact American Electric Power Service Corp., Peggy Simmons, 155 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215; (1) 614-583-6009; E-mail: pisimmons@aep.com; Internet: www.appalachianpower.com/go/rfp.

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