American Electric Power

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About American Electric Power

American Electric Power is an investor owned entity with headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and providing power to customers in 20 states in the US. Consumers of American Electric Power purchase electricity for, on average, 12.93 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 5.66% below the average nationwide price of 13.71 cents. The company sold 121,920,345.66 megawatt hours via retail sales in 2020. The megawatt hours sourced by the provider came from a mixture of electricity production from electricity facilities owned by American Electric Power and additional megawatt hours that they purchased by way of the wholesale electricity market. In 2020 the company had total electricity related revenue of $14,993,296,234, with 69.14% from retail sales and 10.19% from wholesale electricity sales.

The average residential electric bill for a consumer of American Electric Power is $133.17 per month, while the US average is $121.23. Consumers of the provider pay 9.85% more compared to other citizens of the nation. Solar fields associated with the supplier generate 941,138 megawatt hours, which is 0.86% of their total production capacity. Wind turbines operated by the company generate 4,166,592 megawatt hours, or 3.80% of the total electricity production by the provider. The company generates 103,851,114.83 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel types each year. This makes them 10th out of 3509 providers in the nation.

American Electric Power Net Metering

Consumers of American Electric Power can participate in net metering, which is a positive for both parties. Net metering allows private citizens to sell electricity back to the grid, making the installation of solar and other electricity sources a cheaper endeavor.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is part of the process when dealing with electricity transmission. American Electric Power currently averages a loss of approximately 4.22% of the total electricity they generate. American Electric Power's energy loss numbers place them at of 36th best out of 3509 in the country.

American Electric Power Rate & Electric Bills

American Electric Power residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.140/kWh$0.106/kWh$175.32/mo.$88.75/mo.
1878th12.93¢American Electric Power's Average residential price per kWh
2256th$133.17Average monthly electricity bill for American Electric Power's residential customers

American Electric Power Overview

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  • Outage Phone:(800) 277-2177

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Quick Facts About American Electric Power

Roughly 0.57% of American Electric Power's total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

American Electric Power produces 5,730,424 megawatt hours (or 5.23% of their total generation) from the use of renewable fuel sources in their power generation facilities.

American Electric Power ranks 43rd in the US out of 3509 suppliers for total electricity production from natural gas.

American Electric Power is the 11th highest generator of electricity in the country out of 3509 providers, producing 109,581,348.83 megawatt hours.

American Electric Power produces 16.38% of their total megawatt hour production from nuclear power, for a total of 17,947,424 megawatt hours.

By megawatt hours generated, American Electric Power is the 11th largest supplier out of 3509 in the nation.

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Energy Loss

American Electric Power's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.22%

Total Energy Loss

6,667,466MWh

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American Electric Power Energy Makeup

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American Electric Power State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Arkansas124,456346,427,57132.64%
Colorado1289,00074
Connecticut1539,00026
Delaware5923,550,90019
District of Columbia258685,90040
Illinois189,00080
Indiana474,7561,559,832,214512.3%
Kentucky165,217605,749,54445.58%
Louisiana233,539681,363,69946.73%
Maryland4,06771,612,10081.12%

American Electric Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County35,809313.88$151.34/mo
Adams County27,4775715.61$136.71/mo
Albemarle County112,395612.98$146.76/mo
Allen County385,410414.20$133.60/mo
Allen County102,2065715.60$136.67/mo
Amherst County31,307612.06$135.15/mo
Appomattox County16,119613.26$146.74/mo
Aransas County23,8305210.50$126.23/mo
Archer County8,5605610.59$126.02/mo
Ashland County52,4476114.67$123.45/mo

Power Plants Owned by American Electric Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Berrien County MI Nuclear 17,947,424
Putnam County WV Coal 11,109,481.9910,380,529,305.53934.38
Jefferson County OH Coal 9,927,340.039,127,981,130.66919.48
Mason County WV Coal 6,133,534.995,586,941,868.79910.88
Madison IN Coal 5,075,3985,130,696,089.121,010.9
Spencer County IN Coal 4,909,2195,092,579,206.291,037.35
Rogers County OK Coal 4,885,658.013,622,683,686.25741.49
Gallia County OH Coal 4,850,2744,787,733,686.22987.11
Marshall County WV Coal 4,761,438.034,665,654,016.87979.88
Titus County TX Coal 4,424,571.994,794,461,654.471,083.6

American Electric Power Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
66.70%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
16.38%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
11.51%
WIND
Wind
3.80%
SOLAR
Solar
0.86%
OTHER
Other
0.75%

Cities American Electric Power Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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American Electric Power FAQ:

Who is the CEO of American Electric Power?

Nicholas K. Akins is the CEO of American Electric Power.

Does American Electric Power have any subsidiary companies?

American Electric Power owns Appalachian Power Company, AEP Energy, Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, AEP Ohio, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Southwestern Electric Power Company, Wheeling Power Company, AEP Onsite Partners, and AEP Texas.

What percentage of American Electric Power's electricity is generated using renewable fuel types?

American Electric Power generates 5.23% of their electricity from renewable fuel types.

How much is the average bundled bill for American Electric Power customers each month?

Consumers of American Electric Power pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $133.17.

How many states does American Electric Power provider electricity in?

American Electric Power sells electricity to customers in 20 states in the US including Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio.

What percentage of American Electric Power's electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel sources?

American Electric Power produces 94.77% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel sources.

What is the phone number for American Electric Power?

You can reach American Electric Power by phone via (614) 716-1000.

How many counties does American Electric Power supply electricity in?

American Electric Power sells electricity to customers in 360 counties.

What cities does American Electric Power have customers in in?

American Electric Power provides electricity to 1649 cities.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with American Electric Power?

American Electric Power owns or is associated with 80 power plants.

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for American Electric Power customers?

The average BUNDLED price of electricity for consumers of American Electric Power is 12.93 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2022-03-13