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July 26, 2012 06:15 ET

SWEPCO Asked to Take a Second Look at Flint Creek Options, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) (Shreveport, Louisiana), a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP) (Columbus, Ohio), wants to spend about $408 million to install pollution-control equipment at its Flint Creek Power Plant, a 528-megawatt (MW) coal-fired generator in Gentry, Arkansas. Three groups, including the staff of the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) (Little Rock, Arkansas), want SWEPCO to take a second look at the costs and benefits of retrofitting the 34-year-old plant versus other options, including demolishing Flint Creek and building a new natural gas generator in its place.

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