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

September 25, 2017
AEP APPALACHIAN POWER ANNOUNCES TENNESSEE PROJECT TO STRENGTHEN TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Kingsport Power, doing business as AEP Appalachian Power, has announced a significant transmission project in Hawkins County that will help ensure continued reliable electric service to its customers in Tennessee. The $105 million substation upgrade is expected to be completed in 2019 and provide an additional $2 million in tax revenue to Hawkins.

September 22, 2017
CARDINAL OPERATING COMPANY TO HOLD GYPSUM AUCTION OCT. 4
Cardinal Operating Company, operator of the Cardinal Power Plant, located near Brilliant, Ohio (Ohio River Mile Post 76.6), will be conducting an email auction on Oct. 4, 2017 for 50,000 wet tons of wallboard quality gypsum in calendar year 2018.

September 21, 2017
I&M USING DRONES TO INSPECT TRANSMISSION LINES
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, will use a drone to inspect transmission lines in Northeast Indiana and East Central Indiana beginning Monday, Sept. 25.

September 20, 2017
AEP OHIO SCHEDULES SECOND ROUND OF OPEN HOUSES TO DISCUSS ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINES IN MONROE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES
GAHANNA, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2017 - AEP Ohio, AEP Ohio Transmission Company Inc., Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative are taking the next step to improve electric service in Marietta and the surrounding area. This includes building two transmission lines in Monroe and Washington counties.

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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.

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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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