Kentucky Power joined state and local leaders on Dec. 15 as EnerBlu announced its plans to invest $412 million in central and eastern Kentucky. This is one of six major projects announced by the AEP subsidiary in 2017, won after thoughtful execution of an economic development strategy to help drive their region into recovery after the decline of the coal industry.
We continue 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.
From robust fiber optic and electrical infrastructure, low natural disaster risk and one of the nation’s best tax climates for data centers, Central Ohio is the perfect home for data centers.
We were recently honored with an Excellence in Economic Development Award for our website.
We have added 16 new industrial properties to our Quality Sites Program, increasing the total portfolio to 42 sites. Using third-party experts, these sites have been validated to meet the needs of industrial, data center and food processing users, and can minimize overall site location risk, save time, and reduce site development costs.
Forum Showcases the Changing Role of Utilities and Illuminates how Economic Developers Can Lead the Way
During the week of July 24th, the Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA) Summer Forum was held in Columbus, Ohio, providing an opportunity to learn and collaborate with over 90 utility economic development professionals from across the country.
Driving the “The Science of Where” in Economic Development – Key Takeways from the ESRI User Conference
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) plays an invaluable role for the AEPED team, enabling us to integrate, analyze and visualize data to support economic development throughout our service territory. Using the Esri ArcGIS Platform, we can perform a wide range of spatial tasks, from online business research to complex desktop spatial analysis.
We invite you to take a look at AEP's 2017 Corporate Accountability Report and learn more about our transformation to becoming the energy company of the future.