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AEP revises proposed rates to include tech features, like charging stations
AEP / Utilities

AEP revises proposed rates to include tech features, like charging stations

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power is revising an eight-year rate proposal to include new technology programs, such as electric–vehicle charging stations. A typical household would see a monthly bill increase of $1.58, the company said. This is a new version of a plan the utility submitted in May as part […]

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate
AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy / Ohio Utility Bailouts

Deregulation shaved $15 billion from Ohio electric bills, lawmakers to meet Friday to re-regulate

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Consumers, businesses and industries saved $15 billion on electricity between 2011 and last year and are on course to save the same amount by 2020, the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council, or NOPEC, said today. The claim is based on joint research and statistical analysis completed for […]

Cheap gas tests Trump’s promise to revive coal
AEP / Coal / Energy

Cheap gas tests Trump’s promise to revive coal

U.S. utilities already have retired hundreds of coal-burning power plants NEW YORK, NY — “American Electric Power Co. of Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation’s biggest utility companies, has sold or retired half its fleet of coal-burning power plants in recent years. No matter who occupies the White House, ‘it’s […]

AEP and FirstEnergy say the guarantees are needed to maintain a reliable power grid.
AEP / Energy

AEP wins profit guarantee sought in coal-fired power case

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power’s bid for profit guarantees for coal-fired power-plants has been approved by state utility regulators, although in a slimmed-down fashion. But the decision in that case, issued Thursday, more significantly gives AEP the right to own up to half of 900 megawatts of potentially-lucrative, new renewable-energy […]

AEP plans to spend $1 billion on renewables
AEP / Energy

AEP plans to spend $1 billion on renewables

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. plans to spend $1 billion on the renewable energy business, in part with funds from the sale of some Ohio power plants. The Columbus-based electric utility is dipping its toe in the sector, as it expects a capital outlay of $17.3 billion from […]

Columbus-based AEP is one of the biggest electric utilities in the U.S., with more than 5 million customers in 11 states
AEP / Coal

AEP takes $2.3B write-down of coal plants to avoid Ohio’s ‘deregulation debacle’

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. CEO Nick Akins often peppers his public comments with references to music or movies. It’s a way to translate complicated public policy and energy issues through the lens of popular culture. On Tuesday, his quote previewed the theme of comments by executives of […]

Cooling towers at the John E. Amos coal plant on the Kanawha River in Putnam County, W.Va.
Photo: Sarah Smith
AEP / Coal

Tale of two coal plants: Four decades of coal generation on the Kanawha

WINFIELD, WV — “S&P Global Market Intelligence recently visited two of American Electric Power’s coal-fired power plants. One was the 609-MW John W. Turk Jr. UPC plant in Arkansas, a modern ultra-supercritical advanced coal plant that started operating about four years ago. The other is the 2,900-MW John E. Amos […]

The coal yard at the John W. Turk Jr. plant in Hempstead County, Ark.
Photo credit: Darren Sweeney
AEP / Coal

Tale of two coal plants: Turk tackles emissions with cutting edge controls

FULTON, AR — “S&P Global Market Intelligence recently visited two of American Electric Power’s coal-fired power plants. One was the 609-MW John W. Turk Jr. UPC plant in Arkansas, a modern ultra-supercritical advanced coal plant that started operating about four years ago. The other is the massive 2,900-MW John E. […]

A Cheshire, OH resident sits on her porch to talk about the town’s buyout. Credit: Katherine Patterson/Chicken & Egg Pictures
AEP / Utilities

Documentary examines life in Cheshire after AEP buyout

CHESHIRE — “The story of a small town along the Ohio River being bought out by a large electric utility is now being told on the big screen. The documentary examines the buyout and the residents effected by pollution. The film is aptly titled ‘Cheshire, Ohio‘ and it explores what’s […]

Columbus-based AEP is one of the country's biggest electric providers
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

With AEP deal, private equity continues gobbling up utility plants

Blackstone and ArcLight’s purchase of four midwestern power plants from AEP is just the latest in a recent trend NEW YORK, NY — “Private equity has become the go-to buyer for power plants. Most recently American Electric Power agreed to sell four plants totaling 5,200 MW to a joint venture […]