American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on finding and validating future deployable innovative technologies, and business models particularly related to the distribution grid. AEP’s focus areas of advanced data platforms, advanced clean energy to reduce AEP’s total carbon emissions, and advanced small scale distributed energy will help enhance efficiency and to provide reliable customized energy solutions to its more than 5 million customers in over 30 states in the US. AEP’s approximately 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 221,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP plans to invest 37 billion USD in the next 5 years to modernize its transmission and distribution grids, implement new technologies to benefit customers and add more renewable energy to its generation portfolio. AEP is also one of the largest electricity producers in the US with approximately 30,000 MW of diverse generating capacity including more than 5,300 MW of renewable energy.
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