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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 […]

The surprising ground zero for electricity market fights
Energy / Research & Reports

The surprising ground zero for electricity market fights

THE WOODLANDS, TX — “Look to the East and you’ll see a major initiative to transform New York’s electric grid into a cleaner, more efficient system. Look to the West and you’ll find ambitious clean energy legislation in California. Yet utility executives and federal regulators recently gathered in the Midwest […]

‘Big Muskie,’ the largest single-bucket digging machine ever built, could move 220-cubic yards of earth in the strip mining operation. Photo by The Blade / Matt Markey
AEP

State could add vast reclaimed strip mine area to ODNR system

ENO— “When the coal removal work came to a close in 2001, some 110 million tons of the mineral had been removed, and 2 billion cubic yards of earth had been stripped away to expose those veins of coal. But reclamation efforts in this region in southeastern Ohio, required under […]

The AEP building in Columbus.
AEP / Energy

Ohio utility seeks to double its fixed distribution charges

COLUMBUS— “In response to an increasing number of customers installing solar power or opting for energy efficiency measures, American Electric Power has asked Ohio regulators to increase the share of distribution charges that all its utility customers must pay, regardless of how much electricity they use. AEP Ohio has seen […]

Electricity suppliers might pass along AEP fee
AEP / Energy

Electricity suppliers might pass along AEP fee

COLUMBUS — “Evidence is starting to emerge about how electricity suppliers will react if state regulators grant American Electric Power’s request to modify a fee paid by competitors. DPL Energy already is passing the costs on to customers, according to a filing by grocery chain Aldi Inc. with the Public […]

Coal-plant plunge threatens billions in pollution spend
AEP / Coal / Energy

Coal-plant plunge threatens billions in pollution spend

CHICAGO, IL — “The coal-fired power industry in the U.S. is facing the biggest plunge in asset values in a decade, risking billions of dollars in pollution-control spending by utilities such as Exelon Corp. (EXC) and American Electric Power Co. (AEP) An indication of how much new emissions rules and […]

AEP / Energy / FirstEnergy

Fight over AEP electric bills hits Ohio airwaves

COLUMBUS — “In a year notable for its barrage of presidential TV ads, a pair of Ohio utilities unaccustomed to high-profile spats is also taking to the airwaves in a dispute over future electric bills. The rivalry involves Columbus-based American Electric Power’s request to raise rates as it recovers costs […]