AEP Provides Update on Strategic Review, Sale Process for Merchant Generation
April 29, 2016 Email This Story Copyright 2010-16 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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During an earnings call yesterday, AEP provided an update on its strategic review and sale process for its merchant generation which is not subject to a PPA with AEP Ohio
AEP said that final bids for the assets are due in the third quarter with the company aggressively planning to complete and close a transaction by the end of the year.
AEP also announced that, due to FERC's decision to review PPAs between AEP Ohio and affiliated generation, AEP will institute a strategic review of the assets that were covered under the PPAs, separate from the strategic review of the non-PPA assets.
"[W]hichever results in AEP becoming fully regulated earliest will be completed," Akins said
Realistically, Akins said that the strategic review for the PPA assets would likely extend into early 2017, though completing such a review by year-end may be "doable" but "aggressive." More likely, however, Akins said that PPA asset strategic review will extend into the first or second quarter of 2017