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

April 25, 2017
AEP INVESTING IN SMARTER ENERGY GRID AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR CUSTOMERS, SHAREHOLDERS LEARN AT COMPANY'S ANNUAL MEETING
American Electric Power is focused on building the next generation energy grid and enhancing service for customers, according to Nicholas K. Akins, AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. Akins addressed shareholders at the company's annual meeting today in Charleston, West Virginia.

April 24, 2017
AEP OHIO ANNOUNCES 27 ENERGY EFFICIENCY AWARD WINNERS
GAHANNA, Ohio, April 24, 2017 - AEP Ohio, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), honored 27 businesses, organizations and teachers from throughout the state at its Energy Efficiency Awards event held on April 19. The awards ceremony recognizes AEP Ohio's business customers and partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency.

April 24, 2017
PSO SUPPORTS WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD
It's the Week of the Young Child and across the state, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is participating in and supporting events that focus atttention on the needs of young children and their families.

April 22, 2017
KENTUCKY POWER HANDS OUT 5,000 FREE TREES ON EARTH DAY
Kentucky Power on Saturday gave away 5,000 low-growth tree saplings to customers in Ashland, Hazard, Pikevile and Whitesburg in celebration of Earth 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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