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Environmental Stewardship

Our commitment to doing the right thing every time includes protecting our environment.

When migrating ospreys took up residence on an emergency siren near AEP’s Cook Nuclear Plant several groups came together to help protect the birds and the sirens without ruffling any federal feathers. Cook Plant, Berrien County Parks and the Berrien Birding Club installed three pole-top osprey nesting platforms to deter the federally protected birds from nesting.

Appalachian Power employees from the Kanawha Valley pitched in to work alongside Coal River Group volunteers for nine hours to clean a two-mile section of the Little Coal River, removing two tons of trash and more than 400 tires.

Indiana Michigan Power’s Solar Generation Plant in Watervliet, Michigan, received a sustainability award from Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum. The plant’s 50,000 solar panels generate enough solar energy to power 650 homes year-round.

We also received prestigious Technology Transfer Awards from the Electric Power Research Institute for achievements in research and development (R&D). Presented annually, the awards recognize power system leaders and innovators who help their companies deliver safe, affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electricity via the application of R&D in the utility industry.