NEW YORK - American Electric Power Co Inc planned to restart the 675-megawatt Pirkey coal-fired power station in Texas on Sept. 22-24, the company told Texas regulators in a report.

The unit shut earlier on Sept. 22 due to fan problems.

In another report, the company however said it would work on the boiler fan from Sept. 22-Oct. 27.

The Pirkey station, which entered service in 1985, is located in Hallsville in Harrison County, about 140 miles east of Dallas.

One MW powers about 500 homes in Texas.

AEP's regulated Southwestern Electric Power Co subsidiary operates the station for its owners: Northeast Texas Electric Co-op Inc (12 percent), Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (2 percent) and Southwestern Electric Power Co (86 percent).

AEP, of Columbus, Ohio, owns and operates more than 38,000 MW of generating capacity, markets energy commodities, and transmits and distributes electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. (Reporting by Scott DiSavino; Editing by John Picinich)