American Electric Power Company, Inc. is a public utility holding company that owns, directly or indirectly, all of the outstanding common stock of its public utility subsidiaries and varying percentages of other subsidiaries. The public utility subsidiaries of AEP provide electric services consisting of generation, transmission, and distribution on an integrated basis to their retail customers. The service areas of AEP's public utility subsidiaries cover portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, in the US. The generation and transmission facilities of AEP's public utility subsidiaries are interconnected and their operations are coordinated.
The public utility subsidiaries of AEP are: Appalachian Power Company (APC); Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M); Kentucky Power Company (KPC); Kingsport Power Company (KGPCo); Ohio Power Company (OPC); Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO); Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPC); AEP Texas Central Company (TCC); AEP Texas North Company (TNC); Wheeling Power Company (WPCo); and AEP Generating Company (AEGCo). AEP Generation Resources Inc. (AGR); AEP Transmission Holding Company (AEPTHCo). APC was formed in Virginia during 1926 and is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to approximately 957,000 retail customers in the southwestern portion of Virginia and southern West Virginia, and in supplying and marketing electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, municipalities, and other market participants. APC owns 6,640 MW of generating capacity. I&M was formed in Indiana during 1907 and is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to approximately 592,000 retail customers in northern and eastern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
I&M owns or leases 3,539MW of generating capacity, which it uses to serve its retail and other customers. KPC was established in Kentucky during 1919. It generates, transmits, and distributes electric power to approximately 169,000 retail customers in eastern Kentucky. The subsidiary also supplies and markets electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, municipalities and other market participants. KPCo owns 1,060MW of generating capacity. Organized in Virginia in 1917, KGPCo provides electric service to approximately 48,000 retail customers in Kingsport and eight neighboring communities in northeastern Tennessee.
OPC was formed in Ohio during 1907 and was re-incorporated in 1924. The subsidiary is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to approximately 1,472,000 retail customers in Ohio. Among the principal industries served by OPCo are primary metals, chemicals and allied products, health services, electronic machinery, petroleum refining, and rubber and plastic products. PSO was formed in Oklahoma during 1913. It is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to approximately 548,000 retail customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, and in supplying and marketing electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, municipalities, rural electric cooperatives, and other market participants. PSO owns 3,940 MW of generating capacity, which it uses to serve its retail and other customers. SWEPC was organized in Delaware in 1912. It is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power to approximately 533,000 retail customers in northeastern and panhandle of Texas, northwestern Louisiana, and western Arkansas; and in supplying and marketing electric power at wholesale to other electric utility companies, municipalities, rural electric cooperatives, and other market participants. SWEPCo owns 5,225MW of generating capacity.
WPCo was organized in West Virginia in 1883 and reincorporated in 1911. It provides electric service to approximately 41,000 retail customers in northern West Virginia. WPCo acquired an interest in a 780 MW generating unit owned by AGR in 2016. Organized in Ohio in 1982, AEGCo is an electric generating company. AEGCo owns 2,496 MW of generating capacity. AEGCo sells power at wholesale to AGR, I&M and KPCo. AGR is a competitive generation company that generates power and sells it into the market. AGR also engages in power trading activities which are organized in Delware in 2011. As of January 2017, AGR owns 2,732 MW of generating capacity. AEPTHCo is a holding company for AEP's transmission operations joint ventures. AEPTHCo also owns AEPTCo, a holding company for seven FERC-regulated transmission-only electric utilities, each of which is geographically aligned with the existing utility operating companies.
The transmission companies develop and own new transmission assets that are physically connected to AEP's system. It is organized in Delaware in 2012. AEP operates through five segments: vertically integrated utilities; transmission and distribution utilities; generation and marketing; AEP Transmission Holdco and corporate and others. AEP's vertically integrated utility operations are engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers through assets owned and operated by AEGCo, APCo, I&M, KGPCo, KPCo, PSO, SWEPCo and WPCo. AEPSC, as agent for AEP's public utility subsidiaries, performs marketing, generation dispatch, fuel procurement and power-related risk management and trading activities on behalf of each of these subsidiaries.
As of December 31, 2016, AEP's vertically integrated public utility subsidiaries owned or leased approximately 23,000 MW of domestic generation. The AEP transmission and distribution utilities segment consists of the transmission and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers through assets owned and operated by OPCo. OPCo is engaged in the transmission and distribution of electric power to approximately 1,472,000 retail customers in Ohio. AEP's transmission and distribution utility subsidiaries own and operate transmission and distribution lines and other facilities to deliver electric power. AEP's generation and marketing segment subsidiaries consist of competitive nonutility generating assets, a wholesale energy trading and marketing business and a retail supply and energy management business.
The largest subsidiary in the generation and marketing segment is AGR. AGR owns 2,732MW of generating capacity. With respect to the wholesale energy trading and marketing business, the company enters into short and long-term transactions to buy or sell capacity, energy and ancillary services primarily in ERCOT, MISO and PJM. The company sells power into the market and engages in power, natural gas, coal and emissions allowances risk management and trading activities. These activities primarily involve the purchase and sale of electricity (and to a lesser extent, natural gas, coal and emissions allowances) under forward contracts at fixed and variable prices. AEP Transmission Holdco is a holding company for AEP's transmission joint ventures. AEPTC is a holding company for seven wholly-owned FERC regulated transmission-only electric utilities (Transcos). The Transcos develop, own and operate transmission assets that are physically connected to AEP's existing system.
Scope of the Report
- About the Company - Historical Details, Current Ownership Structure and basic overview of American Electric Power Company, Inc. in terms of revenue, net income, and operating income.
- Financials - Details about American Electric Power Company, Inc. listing status, annual financial reports (for the past 5 years), key financial highlights and region wise and category wise breakdown of their net revenue.
- Products / Services - Listing of the company’s entire portfolio along with description of individual products / services providing a clear picture of their target audience.
- Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
- Recent Developments - Showcases American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s recent developments including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, investment and divestment plans.
- Strategic Evaluation - Provides an overview of American Electric Power Company, Inc.’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes along with outlining any persisting legal issues and outlook of our in-house analyst panel on the particular company.
- Technology Landscape - Details how the company allocates its IT budget across the core areas of its business, CIO/CTO Profile, Key IT Initiatives and Deals undertaken buy the company at present along with outlook.
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1. About the Company
1.1 History and Basic Facts
1.2 Ownership Structure and Key Executives
1.3 Head Office
1.4 Other Locations & Subsidiaries
1.5 List of Competitors
1.6 Employee Count & Distribution
2.1 Company Type (Listed / Unlisted)
2.2 Annual Statements
2.3 Key Financial Highlights
2.4 Region-wise Breakdown
3. Product / Services
4. SWOT Analysis
4.1 SWOT Overview
5. Recent Developments
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Business Expansion / Divestment
6. Strategic Evaluation
6.1 Corporate Strategy
6.2 Legal Issues
6.3 Analyst Outlook
7. Technology Landscape
7.1.1 Industry Snapshot
7.1.2 IT Spend
7.1.3 Key Information Technology Trends
7.2.1 IT Overview
7.2.2 Key IT Technologies
7.2.3 Recent IT Initiatives
7.2.4 IT Outsourcing Engagements
7.2.5 Key IT Management
7.2.6 CIO/CTO Profile
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Fig.1: Company Snapshot
Fig.2: Locations Listing on Map
Table.1: Ownership Structure
Table.2: List of Competitors
Table.3: Annual Statements
Table.4: Key Financial Highlights
Table.5: Region-wise Breakdown
Table.6: Product/Services Overview
Table.7: Mergers & Acquisitions
Table.8: Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
Table.9: New Product Launches
Table.10: Business Expansion / Divestment
Table 11: IT Budgets
Table 12: Key IT Management (CIO / CTO)
Table 13: IT Deals undertaken in the past years