AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
AEP Cautions Safe Use of Portable Generators During Power Outages
Portable fuel-burning generators may be used to supply electricity for the operation of small electrical appliances i...
AEP River Operations Sets a New Standard
AEP River Operations plays a vital role for both AEP and the economy. In 2011, AEP River Operations transported over ...
AEP Educates About Storm Safety, Downed Power Lines
Tropical storms and hurricanes come with high winds and lots of rain. While these conditions can be dangerous enough,...
AEP Factsheet Details the Anatomy of a Distribution System
Have you ever wondered how the electricity gets to your house to turn on the lights or run appliances? The journey th...
AEP Releases Projected Generating Capacity by Fuel for 2016 & 2026
Our industry is undergoing restructuring of a magnitude that we have not seen in decades, and our business will be af...
AEP Completes NERC Audit Ahead of Schedule
In June 2012, AEP completed its 693 Reliability Audit, one of its largest NERC audits of the year. AEP employees spen...
Retail Competition Ramping Up in Ohio
After progressing at a slow pace for more than a decade, retail competition hit AEP Ohio’s regulated customers ...
AEP's Anatomy of a Transmission System
Electricity takes quite a journey before it arrives at your home or business. It's generated at a power plant, tr...
AEP Encourages You to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!
Many Americans will celebrate our independence with fireworks. The best way to enjoy fireworks is to leave them...
Stay Safe on July 4th!
Safety doesn’t take a holiday. We still have several downed lines, please stay away from all downed power...