Taking Data Centers to the Edge

Investment in new edge data centers has exploded as corporations have realized the value of having a distributed architecture of data centers located near data sources.

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2017 Marks a Transformative Year for AEP

As we move toward a cleaner energy future, we are preparing by making significant investments in technology, strategic partnerships, talent development and capacity-building for new skills. Read about our progress in 2017.

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Kentucky Power Again Plays Role in Bringing Jobs to the Region

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.

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Wind Catcher Energy Connection – a Driver for Economic Development

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.

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Follow in Facebook’s Footsteps: Why Ohio is a Prime Location for Data Centers

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.

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Utility Incentives Drive Economic Development

AEP offers incentives to qualifying new and expanding businesses in five of its 11 states — Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Virginia and Texas (SWEPCO).

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Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

We were recently honored with an Excellence in Economic Development Award for our website.

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Ready for Business: AEP Expands Quality Sites Portfolio

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.

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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.

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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.

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