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

October 18, 2017
LAWRENCE COUNTY RECEIVES NEARLY $20,000 FROM KENTUCKY POWER FOR SEWER EXPANSION PROJECT
Lawrence County Fiscal Court on Wednesday received $19,836 from Kentucky Power to help fund a feasibility study for a sewer expansion project. The grant is part of the Kentucky Power Economic Development Growth Grants (K-PEGG) program funded equally by stockholders and customers.

October 18, 2017
AEP OHIO REQUESTS PROPOSALS FOR SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCES
AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for solar energy generation resources in Ohio.

October 17, 2017
KENTUCKY POWER AWARDS $133,334 IN GRANTS TO ONE EAST KY, ASHLAND ALLIANCE
Economic development grants totaling about $133,300 have been awarded to the Ashland Alliance and One East Kentucky.

October 12, 2017
APPALACHIAN POWER ANNOUNCES OPEN HOUSE FOR TRANSMISSION PROJECT IN BOONE, LOGAN AND WYOMING COUNTIES
Appalachian Power and its affiliate, West Virginia Transmission Company, plan to invest about $60 million to improve the electric system in Boone, Logan and Wyoming 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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