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AEP is Committed to Supplier Diversity

AEP is committed to finding optimal suppliers within the small and diverse business community. The Supplier Diversity Team collaborates with AEP Procurement, economic development and business partners to maximize opportunities for small and diverse businesses to participate in sourcing events with a goal to achieve 15% diverse spend by 2025.

A Message from the President & CEO

“We choose business partners that reflect the diversity of our employees, customers and stakeholders. An inclusive and diverse supply base encourages competition and innovation, which fosters a spirit of continuous improvement. Doing business with diverse suppliers also strengthens its resiliency and economies of the communities we serve. Not only is it a privilege to influence this, but it benefits all of us.”

“At AEP, we deliver an essential service that improves customers’ lives and supports the health and economic strength of our nation. It is our purpose and our responsibility. In 2020, we were tested in ways we could not have imagined. I am very proud of our employees who never wavered in their commitment to serving our customers, regardless of the conditions around us.”

AEP 2022 Spend Profile

Supplier Resources

Self-Certify Your Business Classification

Potential and existing AEP Suppliers are requested to declare their business classification by completing a Diverse and Small/Large Business Self-Certification Form.

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AEP Recognized Diverse Business Classifications Include:

  • Minority-owned and controlled (51% or more)
  • Woman-owned (51% or more)
  • Veteran-owned (51% or more)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (51% or more)
  • LGBT-Owned (51% or more)
  • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBZone Certified)
  • Disadvantaged business

Register Your Business

Registering as a supplier through Ariba enables your business to be considered for sourcing events at AEP.



Report Tier 2 Spend

AEP collects Tier 2 Diverse Spend for all goods and services sourced from non-Diverse Prime suppliers through PowerAdvocate.

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Our Code of Conduct

AEP values its relationships with our suppliers. Learn more for expectations on how we do business.

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Contact Us

For additional information, contact the Supplier Diversity Team at

Core Businesses

  • Labor, HR & Professional Services
  • Fleet & Transportation
  • General Services
  • IT/Telecom/Cyber
  • Safety & Health, Environmental
  • Plant Materials & Equipment
  • Structures
  • Wire, Cable & Hardware
  • Transformers & Components
  • Protection & Controls
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Construction

Our Service Territory

Maintaining the nation's largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines, we deliver safe, reliable power to customers living in various states around the country.

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Economic Development

We’re committed to supporting economic development and making smart infrastructure investments that power our communities and improve lives by attracting high-quality jobs, encouraging capital investment, and stimulating local economies.

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