AEP Texas Contributions
Providing safe and reliable power is what we do at AEP Texas and we work hard at delivering the best service possible. As a company, however, we do more than provide electric service to the customers within our service area. Thanks to our dedicated employees I am especially proud of our long history of community involvement and engagement in the towns and communities we serve.
Our employees spend countless hours contributing their free time and talents to numerous schools, boards, organizations, and other volunteer activities to further emphasize the commitment to our communities. And because our employees and their families call these communities home, we choose to be a good corporate citizen and invest in improving the quality of life, which supports our motto, “Connected to you. Connected to Texas.”
In 2016, AEP Texas contributed over $1 million to social service and non-profit agencies along with economic and business development and other local initiatives. In addition, the American Electric Power Foundation awarded a $1.6 million Credits Count grant to be given over a five-year period to Laredo Community College aimed at promoting STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) curriculum and preparing Laredo Independent School District students for future careers in these fields.
Supporting the many agencies and initiatives in our 97,000-square mile service territory is not easy. Therefore we focus on programs and initiatives that have broader impact and serve the greater good, such as education, economic development, the environment and quality of life, as well as other areas that will help our communities continue to grow and thrive. Texas State Technical College, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, The RGV Partnership, Victoria Adult Literacy Council, Abilene Zoological Society, and the Art Museum of South Texas are just some of the organizations we supported last year.
Additionally, AEP Texas and its employees continue to support community based organizations throughout our service footprint like United Way, Future Farmers of America, Boys Scouts of America, American Heart Association, and Habitat for Humanity.
From an economic and business development perspective, we worked with regional economic development professionals and organizations in Laredo, Harlingen, Victoria, San Angelo, Abilene and Corpus Christi to attract new industry. We also continue to have active roles with Texas One and the Texas Economic Development Council.
At AEP Texas, safe and reliable are words we use to describe our service. When it comes to our community involvement, we believe “connected” is an accurate description.
We are AEP Texas.
Judith E. Talavera
President and Chief Operating Officer
AEP Texas Contributions