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

December 11, 2017
BUILDERS EARN EFFICIENCY INCENTIVES
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, congratulates four Hoosier companies that led the 2017 list of homebuilders earning incentives for building new, energy-efficient homes that enable the owners to use less energy.

December 08, 2017
AEP FOUNDATION AWARDS LYNCHBURG BEACON OF HOPE WITH $20,000 GRANT
Lynchburg Beacon of Hope, an organization that provides the city's public school students with the tools and resources to attain post-secondary educations, was awarded the grant on Dec. 5.

December 08, 2017
AEP SWEPCO EMPLOYEES TO HELP RESTORE POWER IN PUERTO RICO
This Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., 10 Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) employees will fly from Shreveport Regional Airport to Puerto Rico to help manage restoration of power to the island.

December 07, 2017
APPALACHIAN POWER, NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES CELEBRATE COMMISSIONING OF BLUFF POINT WIND ENERGY CENTER
State and local leaders and landowners joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources and American Electric Power to celebrate the commissioning of the Bluff Point Wind Energy Center in Indiana. 57 wind turbines have a generating capacity of nearly 120 megawatts and will serve customers of Appalachian Power beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

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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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