About AEP

Company Information

A.E.P. fact: 17,600 employees
A.E.P. fact: 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity
A.E.P. fact: more than 5.3 million regulated customers
A.E.P. fact: 262,000 miles of power lins

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states.

AEP owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates more than 223,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 5,300 megawatts of renewable energy.

AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

Our Vision : an aspirational statement that drives us forward

Powering a new and brighter future for our customers and communities.

Our Mission : a statement of the goal of our daily work

Together, with our customers, we are redefining the future of energy and developing innovative solutions that power communities and improve lives.

At AEP, we believe in doing the right thing every time for our customer, each other and our future.

Our Customers
  • Connect with our customers
  • Deliver value
  • Be easy to work with
  • Strengthen our communities
Each Other
  • Pursue Zero Harm
  • Be accountable
  • Assume positive intent
  • Embrace diversity
Our Future
  • Stay curious & innovate
  • Protect our environment
  • Grow our business
  • Be adaptable

Our Environmental, Safety & Health Philosophy

No aspect of operations is more important than the health and safety of people. Our customers' needs are met in harmony with environmental protection.

Our Statement of Nuclear Excellence

Cook Nuclear Plant will always meet all criteria established in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission reactor oversight process (ROP). However, the station will always drive to improve performance beyond ROP requirements and achieve excellence in the U.S. and international nuclear industries. Excellence is defined by high levels of plant reliability, fuel reliability, safety system performance and long term asset protection. It also includes maintaining worker radiation dose levels as low as reasonably achievable, and strong industrial safety for company and contract workers.

Quick Company Facts

Date of incorporation Dec. 20, 1906
Corporate headquarters 1 Riverside Plaza
Columbus, Ohio 43215-2373
(614) 716-1000
President, Chairman and CEO Nick Akins
2021 operating earnings $2.373 billion
2021 operating earnings per share $4.74
2021 revenues $16.8 billion
2021 assets $88 billion
Employees Approx. 16,700
Customers Approx. 5.5 million
States served Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Service territory Approx. 200,000 square miles
Distribution lines Approx. 224,000 miles
Transmission lines Approx. 40,000 miles
Generating capacity Approx. 30,000 megawatts
2021 U.S. electricity sales Approx. 188 million megawatt-hours

Our Job (The AEP Company Creed)

Our job is generating electricity and getting it to where it's used. We're in this business because it is concerned with the supply of a fundamental requirement of modern living, because it's an honorable one, because we like it, and because we want to earn a living at it.

We aim to give one kind of service to everyone... the best that's possible. That means supplying our customers with what they want when they want it. It means being courteous at all times and maintaining attractive, easy-to-do-business-with offices.

It means doing everything we can to keep complaints from arising, and it means prompt and fair handling of those that do.

We are a citizen of each community we serve and take an active part in its affairs. Like any other citizen, we want our neighbors to think well of us. Besides, it makes good business sense. We prosper only as the community prospers; so we help it thrive in every way we can.

Such is our job as we see it. We are trying to do it well and to do it better all the time.

(Written in 1934 by George N. Tidd, president of American Gas & Electric, which was renamed American Electric Power in 1958.)