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AEP Showcases 50 Featured Sites across 11 States to Save Time and Improve Speed to Market

June 18, 2018 / Mark James, CEcD

Over the last five years, AEPED has partnered with many of our local communities to identify sites with strong potential throughout our 11-state service territory and invest in preparing them for development. The resulting 50 sites have been reviewed, qualified or certified by best-in-class site selection and engineering consultants, and provide due diligence, minimized risk…

2017 Marks a Transformative Year for AEP

January 15, 2018 / Mark James, CEcD

As you know, the transformation sweeping our industry is happening at lightning speed. As we move toward a cleaner energy future, AEP is preparing by making significant investments in technology, strategic partnerships, talent development and capacity-building for new skills. At the same time, we continue to diversify our resource portfolio. While fossil fuels continue to…

Kentucky Power Again Plays Role in Bringing Jobs to the Region

December 27, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

A few years ago our CEO challenged our team to see what we might do to help part of the territory we serve in Appalachia that has been so impacted by the change in our energy industry. Take a few minutes and read the article our Corporate Communications team wrote about the success in Eastern…

Ready for Business: AEP Expands Quality Sites Portfolio

September 22, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

We have added 16 new industrial properties to our Quality Sites Program, which aims at identifying optimal project-ready sites for development across our eleven-state territory. The sites have undergone extensive evaluation to ensure they meet stringent readiness standards, which are intended to minimize overall site location risk, save time, and reduce site development costs. With…

AEP Produces 2017 Corporate Accountability Report: ‘The Power to Shape the Future’

July 12, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

In May, AEP published our 2017 Corporate Accountability Report, an integrated report on our stewardship as a public company and community partner. This year’s report reflects AEP’s ongoing transition to becoming the energy company of the future and more than a decade-long commitment to transparency and engagement. Nick Akins, AEP chairman, president and chief executive…

The Governor’s Cup: AEP States Come Out on Top

March 27, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

According to Site Selection Magazine, the annual Governor’s Cup takes yearly project totals, which are tracked by the Conway Projects Database, and ranks states based on performance criteria over the past year. Projects must meet one of three criteria for inclusion: a minimum capital investment of $1 million, 20,000 or more square feet of new…

We are Building Momentum – 2016 In Review

February 27, 2017 / Mark James, CEcD

Community by community, project by project, our efforts to promote economic development are making an impact. 2016 marked the fourth year since we brought back AEP’s corporate focus on economic development, and it was a year full of project activity and initiatives to help our communities become better positioned for new development. We’ve had the…