American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S., serving over 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and owns:
Nearly 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity
More than 40,000 miles of electricity transmission network – the largest in the nation
More 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined
Appalachian Power Company, a unit of AEP, is headquartered in Charleston, W.VA. Appalachian Power provides service to AEP customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee. It maintains regulatory and external affairs offices in both Charleston, W.VA., and Richmond, VA. Appalachian also has an office in Roanoke, VA.
Appalachian Power Company operates the Smith Mountain Project, which is a two-reservoir hydroelectric generation project. Its unique pumped-storage system provides electricity for the region and, at the same time, is a driver for the surrounding area’s economy and a focal point for residential, tourism and outdoor activities.
Built on the Roanoke River and completed in the mid-1960s, the project’s two dams and reservoirs—Smith Mountain and Leesville—have added about 600 miles of new shoreline and about 25,000 surface acres of water for multiple uses.
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