Blog category: AEP

AEP Recognized as a Top Utility for Economic Development

September 17, 2020 / American Electric Power

Site Selection magazine has named AEP one of the nation’s Top Utilities in Economic Development. Every year, Site Selection evaluates utilities’ corporate project investment and job creation on a cumulative and per-capita basis. AEP is one of 20 companies to receive recognition. “We’re thrilled to be recognized once again by Site Selection for bringing growth and…

AEP Releases 2020 Corporate Accountability Report

May 25, 2020 / American Electric Power

We have issued our 2020 Corporate Accountability Report, an annual assessment of AEP’s performance as a public company and a community partner. This is the 14th year of the report, which details developments in energy and technology, social responsibility, community investments and environmental stewardship. The report’s theme, “Moving Forward Together for a Brighter Future,” reflects…

AEP Releases 2019 Corporate Accountability Report

May 10, 2019 / Amy Koscielak

We have issued our 2019 Corporate Accountability Report, an annual assessment of our performance as a public company and a community partner. This is the 13th year AEP has released the report, which details its developments in energy and technology, social responsibility, community investments and environmental stewardship. The report’s theme, “Innovating for a Boundless Energy…

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…

Wind Catcher Energy Connection – a Driver for Economic Development

December 20, 2017 / Janet Smith

Written in collaboration with Eric Basinger, Economic & Business Development Manager, Southwestern Electric Power Company AEP continues to invest in a diverse mix of energy resources – including renewable energy and natural gas – to provide customers with the reliable power they need to grow and expand their businesses. In July 2017, we announced Wind Catcher…

Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

September 25, 2017 / Amy Koscielak

We were awarded a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for our aeped.com redesigned website, a project in the category of General Purpose Website of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 17 – 20, in Toronto,…

Forum Showcases the Changing Role of Utilities and Illuminates how Economic Developers Can Lead the Way

August 11, 2017 / Robb Watson

Energy companies offer a range of services to support site selection within their service territories, and add value through specialized knowledge. This industry expertise is critical to recognizing the feasibility of a project, and what would be required to make it a reality. During the week of July 24th, 2017, the Utility Economic Development Association…

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…

Meeting the Industrial Sector’s Renewable Energy Needs

June 30, 2017 / Amy Koscielak

Wind and solar energy accounted for over 10% of U.S. power generation for the first time in March 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This follows a record year in 2016 for clean energy development as more than half of new generation sources brought online last year were renewables (U.S. Energy Information Administration). The…