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American Electric Power (AEP), a Columbus, Ohio-based utility, has issued two requests for proposals (RFP) seeking long-term wind energy purchase agreements. According to the company, the RFP is the first step toward meeting its goal of adding 1,000 MW of new wind energy by 2011.

The RFPs are for up to 260 MW of wind energy for AEP's Appalachian Power utility unit and up to 100 MW of wind energy for AEP's Indiana Michigan Power utility unit. The 360 MW of wind energy included in the two RFPs equals almost 60% of the wind generation that is currently installed in the PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization that covers all or parts of 13 states ranging from Illinois to North Carolina to New Jersey, the company says.

"We face the need for additional supplies to meet our customers' growing demand for electricity," says Michael G. Morris, AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Using wind energy to help satisfy that increased demand aligns with the desire expressed by many governors for alternative energy resources for customers in their states."

The deadline for bids is April 30, with delivery to begin at the end of 2008, AEP adds. AEP will hold a bidder's conference on April 11 - for more information, visit indianamichiganpower.com/go/rfp.


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