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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AEP's CEO on Sustainability

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News & Announcements

November 22, 2017
KENTUCKY POWER REACHES SETTLEMENT IN RATE REVIEW
Kentucky Power has reached a settlement agreement with the majority of groups that are part of its base rate review filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). The settlement, filed Wednesday, is not final until approved by the PSC.

November 21, 2017
KENTUCKY POWER DONATES TRUCK TO FLOYD COUNTY EMERGENCY AND RESCUE SQUAD
A Kentucky Power truck slated for retirement from service is getting new life with the Floyd County Emergency and Rescue Squad. Kentucky Power delivered the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado pickup with about 117,000 miles to Capt. Timothy Cooley on Tuesday.

November 17, 2017
KENTUCKY POWER EMPLOYEES READ TO AREA SCHOOLS
Kentucky Power employees celebrated Read to Me Day this week by reading a book aloud with students at 22 schools in six eastern Kentucky counties.
About 20 volunteer readers read to about 540 students.

November 15, 2017
APPALACHIAN POWER CONTINUES TO EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ON IMPOSTER UTILITY SCAMS
Appalachian Power is proud to stand with its fellow electric, water, and natural gas utilities and trade associations in support of Utility Scam Awareness Day.

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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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