American Electric Power (AEP) and RWE have joined forces to work on a commercial-scale carbon capture and storage technology at an existing AEP plant. They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the project, which was first established by AEP and Alstom in March. Alstom developed the technology that will be used in the joint venture. The technology, which is a chilled ammonia process, will be installed on AEP's 1300 MW Mountaineer Plant in New Haven, West Virginia. Michael Morris, AEP's Chairman, President and CEO said, "By combining our engineering and operational expertise, I'm confident we can address any technological challenges presented by the project." The project will begin in 2009.