AEP Texas is connected to and serves more than one million electric consumers in
the deregulated Texas marketplace. It's headquartered in Corpus Christi, with regulatory
and external affairs offices in Austin. Major cities served include Corpus Christi,
Abilene, McAllen, Harlingen, San Angelo, Vernon, Victoria and Laredo.
As an energy delivery (wires) company, AEP Texas delivers electricity safely and
reliably to homes, businesses and industry across its nearly 100,000 square mile
service territory in south and west Texas. AEP Texas also maintains and repairs
its lines, reads electric meters, and handles connections and disconnections as
directed by the Retail Electric Providers (REPs) selling electricity in the area.
More than 2000 AEP Texas employees are connected to their local Texas communities
and actively involved in many civic organizations helping to make their communities
better places to live, work and play. In addition, AEP Texas contributes more than
$1 million annually to teach electrical safety, improve education, enhance the environment,
and support community and economic vitality in the areas served.
AEP Texas is part of the American Electric Power system, one of the largest electric
utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers
in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity,
owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns
the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile
network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than
all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly
or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection,
the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states
and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT,
the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP's utility units operate
as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian
Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company
of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and
east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. For more information,
see our corporate web site, AEP.com.