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American Electric Power has been a leader in the electric industry for more than 100 years. From our pioneering efforts in transmission and generation technology to our 220,000 miles (354,000 km) of distribution lines, AEP sets the standard.

But did you know AEP can offer customers the same high-quality, safety-focused expertise through our Specialized Electrical Contracting Services (SpECS)? Since 1996, AEP has provided turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance (EPC&M) services to commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers. We are a full-service provider of electric utility services, literally, from the bus bar at the generating station to the electric meter.

With our electrical contracting services, our customers can focus on their core business and can benefit from AEP’s resources and experience. From designing and building high-voltage transmission projects to managing a major power restoration effort, we can serve as a strategic business partner.

Our SpECS capabilities include:

Distribution Services

  • Overhead and underground facility design, management, and construction
  • Vegetation management
  • Equipment procurement, testing, and repair
  • Service restoration management and assistance

Transmission Services

  • Turnkey project engineering, operations, and construction
  • Substation construction and maintenance
  • Equipment procurement, testing, and repair
  • Power quality troubleshooting and remediation

Other Core Services

  • Engineering, management, and installation of distributive and emergency generators
  • Electrical, civil, and environmental testing
  • Line and station mechanic training
  • OSHA safety training

AEP electrical contracting customers – both large and small – come from a variety of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, electrical co-op, and municipal utility.

Does your business have electrical contracting needs? Call the AEP SpECS team today.


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