American Electric Power

2013 Corporate Accountability Report

We Have the Future in Focus

Safe, reliable and affordable energy has long been the backbone of America’s economy, delivering comfort to customers, a competitive edge to businesses and a quality of life that others emulate. To ensure a secure energy future, we need a diverse resource mix.

At AEP, we have the future in focus.

2020 Projected AEP Owned Generating Capacity by Fuel

Energy

In addition to traditional fuels such as coal and natural gas, we also see transmission, smart grid and energy efficiency as vital parts of our resource mix.

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Economy

We are advocating for federal resources to assist in retooling local economies as we also explore ways to reuse retired coal plants or plant sites.

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Environment

Compliance is the foundation of our environmental efforts. We also set voluntary targets. Overall, our performance is very good.

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News & Announcements

March 29, 2017
INDIANA MICHIGAN POWER INSPECTING POLES, EQUIPMENT
To help ensure the reliability and safety of its distribution equipment, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a unit of American Electric Power, is conducting inspections of poles, overhead equipment and underground facilities in various portions of our service area in both Indiana and Michigan.

March 29, 2017
NO FOOLING! COOK SIREN TEST TO RUN A FULL THREE MINUTES ON APRIL 1
Even though it falls on April Fools' Day, this year's extended testing of the Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant early warning siren system is no joke. The regularly-scheduled first Saturday of the month siren test typically lasts for about one minute, but each April, the sirens sound for a full three minutes.

March 24, 2017
UPCOMING RACES WILL CLOSE SMITH MOUNTAIN PROJECT PARK AREA AND COULD CAUSE TRAFFIC HAZARDS NEAR LAKES
Roads and public areas around Smith Mountain and Leesville lakes in Bedford and Pittsylvania counties will be affected Saturday, April 1, by the Second Annual Dam 50K ultra race event. Appalachian Power owns and operates the Smith Mountain hydroelectric project southwest of Roanoke, Va.

March 24, 2017
I&M TO CONDUCT AERIAL SAW TREE TRIMMING
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, will trim trees around transmission power lines using a helicopter saw beginning Monday, March 27, and continuing for several weeks.

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AEP's Reporting Guidance

AEP conducted a materiality assessment in 2012 to better understand reporting expectations of the Global Reporting Initiative, the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board.

Materiality

AEP conducted a materiality assessment in 2012 to ensure that we are reporting on sustainability issues that are of importance to our stakeholders and our business. This assessment was compared with the material risks of the company to validate relevance and importance. AEP's reporting is guided by the Global Reporting Initiative and the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Read more about AEP's materiality survey

Statement of the AEP Board of Directors

The AEP Board of Directors has assigned responsibility for monitoring and overseeing the company's sustainability initiatives to the Board's Committee on Directors and Corporate Governance. This is the fourth year AEP has integrated its sustainability reporting with financial reporting. The Committee fully supports this approach. Stakeholders have expressed approval and appreciation for AEP's leadership with this integrated approach to corporate reporting.

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