AEP Transmission: Powering the Future
AEP Transmission is dedicated to making the connections that power tomorrow's possibilities. With a commitment to safety and a long history of continuous innovation in transmission, we uniquely combine an in-depth knowledge of the current electrical system with an understanding of the evolving marketplace and the technologies that will make up the grid of the future.
Transmission is rapidly growing nationwide, with more than $60 billion in U.S. projects planned through 2024 by the members of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association for U.S. investor-owned electric utilities. This growth is fueled by changes in the generation market and the need to build more reliability, redundancy and capacity into the transmission system. AEP works together with communities, renewable generation providers, regulators, transmission developers and other utilities to design and build energy solutions without borders.
AEP Transmission is actively investing in the future by creating the infrastructure needed for electric reliability and economic growth. Find out how.
Did You Know?
Transmission lines operate at much higher voltages—69 kilovolts (kV) to 765 kV—than distribution lines because higher voltages are more efficient and economical for moving electricity long distances. The voltage is "stepped down" at substations to levels used by distribution networks. This level is again reduced to household current by a transformer near your home. Learn More