It’s the largest machine in the world, and yet few of us know much about the electric transmission grid that helps power our daily lives.
AEP’s transmission planning is governed by criteria set forth by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), and established AEP guidelines to address its obligations for local reliability, customer service and asset management.
While our transmission system is built to last, parts can wear out or become obsolete over time. This is especially the case now, considering some parts of AEP’s transmission system were built 100 years ago.
Transmission is a critical part of the national electricity grid, helping ensure the reliable delivery of energy that is vital for life today. Transmission infrastructure must be replaced as it reaches the end of its physical capabilities. Investing in transmission system upgrades can lead to multiple benefits.
Since 1906, AEP has taken great pride in serving our customers and communities. We’ve developed new ways to produce and deliver the safe, reliable and affordable energy that powers millions of homes and businesses.
Upgrades to the power grid are pivotal to provide safe and reliable electric service for communities. A robust grid helps to meet customers' digital needs, allows businesses to operate and supports economic growth. One way to strengthen the grid involves installing communication wire.