AEP Sustainability - ESG Data Center

Environmental, Social & Governance Data

At AEP, we understand the importance of providing clear, accurate and consistent data and information in a timely manner. AEP's ESG Data Center reflects our commitment to transparency by proactively sharing data and information about our sustainability goals, strategy and environmental, social and governance performance. This demonstrates that we are listening to our stakeholders and addressing issues that are most relevant for our business.

We also map our sustainability performance to several frameworks, including: TCFD, SASB, CDP and GRI Reports.

ESG Reports

The metrics and data points for the ESG Data Center are gathered from several sources, including GRI, CDP and EEI ESG/Sustainability Report. The quality control and assurance process for the data center differs from that of the 2020 Corporate Accountability Report, and is not included in the scope of the internal audit process. 

Energy
Owned Generation Capacity (MW)* 2019 2020 2021
Total Owned Nameplate Generation Capacity (MW) 25,490 25,496 24,857
Coal 13,230 13,230 11,858
Natural Gas 7,678 7,684 7,615
Nuclear 2,288 2,288 2,296
Total Renewable Energy Resources 2,294 2,294 3,088
Hydroelectric 853 853 805
Solar 229 229 362
Wind 1,212 1,212 1,921
Owned Net Generation 2019 2020 2021
Total Owned Net Generation (MWh) 86,252,164 76,459,882 82,567,070
Coal 52,275,888 38,184,507 45,052,460
Natural Gas 13,953,693 14,175,228 13,077,646
Nuclear 16,157,850 18,268,937 17,960,716
Total Renewable Energy Resources 3,864,733 5,831,210 6,476,248
Hydroelectric 843,360 1,121,235 860,163
Solar 249,440 535,200 745,647
Wind 2,771,933 4,174,775 4,870,438
Purchased Net Generation (MWh) 2019 2020 2021
Total Purchased Generation (MWh) 20,130,649 18,069,220 16,425,967
Coal 5,441,084 4,410,801 4,549,389
Natural Gas 5,089,151 4,355,732 2,969,042
Total Renewable Energy Resources 9,600,414 9,302,687 8,907,536
Hydroelectric 174,893 234,869 139,780
Solar 12,512 11,825 24,183
Wind 9,413,009 9,055,993 8,743,573
Total Net Generation (MWh) 2019 2020 2021
Total Net Generation for the Data Year 106,382,813 94,529,102 98,993,037
Coal 57,716,972 42,595,308 49,601,849
Natural Gas 19,042,844 18,530,960 16,046,688
Nuclear 16,157,850 18,268,937 17,960,716
Total Renewable Generation 13,465,147 15,133,897 15,383,784
Hydro 1,018,253 1,356,104 999,943
Solar 261,952 547,025 769,830
Wind 12,184,942 13,230,768 13,614,011
Facility Energy Performance 2019 2020 2021
Facility Energy Consumption (KWh) 135,853,591 125,005,335 104,334,588
Grid Reliability
Grid Overview 2019 2020 2021
Transmission Lines ~40,00 ~40,000 ~40,000
Distribution Lines ~221,000 ~223,000 ~224,000
Reliability* 2019 2020 2021
System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) (Minutes) 228.80 231.80 238.50
System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI) - Number of interruptions 1.41 1.47 1.47
Customer Average Interruption Duration index (CAIDI) (Minutes) 162.80 158.00 161.80
Customer Average Interruption Frequency (CAIFI) (Minutes) 2.00 2.19 2.21
Average System Availability Index (ASAI) 99.96% 99.96% 99.96%
Customer
Customers* 2019 2020 2021
Residential 4,661,713 4,709,111 4,735,221
Commerical 712,800 721,900 732,211
Industrial 47,676 46,576 45,741
Other 30,177 30,183 30,294
Total 5,452,366 5,507,770 5,543,467
Customer Energy Efficiency Programs & Smart Meters 2019 2020 2021
Percent of Total Meters Deployed That Are Smart Meters 56% 60% 63%
Total Investment in Energy Efficiency Programs $161,000,000 $150,299,080 $95,681,983
Incremental Annual Electricity Savings from Energy Efficiency Measures (MWh) 1,098,444 1,148,334 406,737
Annual Demand Savings (MW) 302 320 197
Avoided CO2 Emissions (Metric Tons) 527,212 477,475 204,621
Number of Residential Customers Participating in Energy Efficiency Programs - 1,034,389 266,526
Customer Disconnects* 2019 2020 2021
Total Number of Customer Disconnects 487,943 265,204 418,328
Total Number of Reconnects within 7 days 381,968 206,391 340,595
Total Number of Residential Customer Disconnects - 252,456 402,779
Residential Reconnects within 7 Days - 197,963 328,516
Customers Assistance 2019 2020 2021
Residential Energy Affordably Transactions 428,057 580,182 621,456
Energy Assistance Funds Provided to Low-Income Customers $64.9 Million ~$91.7 Million ~$134.8 Million
Number of Agency Pledges Made Online 27,221 24,286 31,174
Amount Contributed to Agency Pledges for Energy Assistance ~$6.6 Million ~$6.7 Million $15.2 Million
Economic
Financial Data 2019 2020 2021
Total Revenue $15.56 Billion $14.92 Billion $16.79 Billion
Total Assets $75.9 Billion $80.8 Billion $87.7 Billion
Total Annual Capital Expenditures/investments (nominal dollars) $7,567 Million $5,893 Million $6,547 Million
Taxes Paid 2019 2020 2021
Local & State $1,220 Million $1,303 Million $1,391 Million
Federal $118 Million $70 Million $69 Million
Earnings Performance 2019 2020 2021
Earnings per Share (GAAP) $3.89 $4.44 $4.97
Operating Earnings per Share $4.24 $4.44 $4.74
Cash Dividends per Common Share $2.71 $2.84 $3.00
Economic & Business Development 2019 2020 2021
Jobs Supported by AEP's Economic & Business Development 21,000 29,808 37,899
Economic Development Contributions $2,597,874 $1,901,036 $1,350,022
Amount Spent on Employee Wages $1.9 Billion $1.8 Billion $1.95 Billion
Emissions*
Emissions Breakdown 2019 2020 2021
CO2 (Metric Tons) 58,447,520 44,369,322 50,790,329
SO2 (Lbs) 104,466,589 65,521,727 74,928,901
SO2 (MT) 47,385 29,720 33,987
NOx (Lbs) 78,809,057 52,889,173 59,362,878
NOx (MT) 35,747 23,990 26,926
Mercury Emissions to Air (Lbs)** 311 213 233
Mercury Emissions to Air (kg)** 141 97 106
Scope 1 Emissions GHG CO2e* 2019 2020 2021
Total Scope 1 Emissions CO2e (Metric Tons) 65,006,727 49,642,532 56,401,080
CO2 (MT) 64,157,262 48,807,820 55,612,321
N2O (MT CO2e) 262,141 194,305 225,739
CH4 (MT CO2e) 190,755 141,581 163,629
SF6 (MT CO2e)** 396,569 498,826 399,391
Water*
Total Water Withdrawal** 2019 2020 2021
Total Water Withdrawal (Million Gallons per day) 3,985 4,022 4,276
Total Water Withdrawal (Million Gallons/year) 1,454,614 1,471,962 1,560,629
Total Water Withdrawal (Billions of Liters/year) 5,506 5,572 5,908
Water Withdrawal by Source Breakdown 2019 2020 2021
Surface Water Withdrawal (Million Gallons per day)* 3,979 4,017 4,272
Surface Water Withdrawal (Million Gallons/year)* 1,452,470 1,470,203 1,559,368
Surface Water Withdrawal (millions of m3/year)* 5,498 5,565 5,903
Groundwater (m3/year) 6,984,231 5,324,059 3,975,163
Other (m3/year)** 1,138,772 1,335,417 794,646
Water Discharge* 2019 2020 2021
Total Water Discharge (Million Gallons per day) 3,854 3,873 4,119
Total Water Discharge (Million Gallons/year) 1,406,573 1,417,526 1,503,402
Total Water Discharge (Billions of Liters/year) 5,324 5,366 5,691
Water Consumption* 2019 2020 2021
Total Water Consumption (Million Gallons per day) 136 140 161
Total Water Consumption (Million Gallons/year) 49,512 55,840 58,702
Total Water Consumption (billions of Liters/year) 187 211 222
Water Intensity* 2019 2020 2021
Water Withdrawal Intensity (gallons/Net MWh)** 18,267 21,870 20,736
Water Withdrawal Intensity (Billions of liters/Net MWh)** 0.00006 0.00007 0.00008
Consumptive Water Use Intensity (gallons/Net MWh)** 623 830 780
Consumptive Water Use Intensity (Billions of liters/Net MWh)** 0.00000236 0.00000319 0.00000295
Non-consumptive Water Use Intensity (gallons/Net MWh)*** 51,819 41,590 37,917
Non-consumptive Water Use Intensity (Billions of liters/Net MWh)*** 0.00007 0.00008 0.00014
Waste
Facility Waste Generation 2019 2020 2021
Recycled Paper & Office Waste (Lbs)* 159,300 67,581 57,280
Recycled Scrap Metal Waste (Lbs) 28,950,000 40,685,181 39,321,951
Batteries Recycled (Lbs) 169,000 171,545 176,880
Electronic Waste Recycled (Lbs) 430,000 28,183 18,857
Light Bulbs Recycled (Lbs) 44,500 26,727 55,441
Recycled Used Oil (Gallons) 725,500 273,994 233,325
Coal Combustion Products 2019 2020 2021
Total CCPs Generated (Tons) 4,123,466 2,908,761 3,439,697
CCPs Diverted from Landfill (Tons) 1,593,164 1,019,205 1,069,923
CCP Avoided Disposal Costs - - $17,829,733
CCP Revenues Generated - - $11,938,635
CCP Diverted from Landfill Percent 39% 35% 31%
Biodiversity
Total Acres of Habitat Protected 2019 2020 2021
Enhanced or Restored that supports natural habitat & biodiversity as required for mitigation - 28,520 29,750
Enhanced or Restored that supports natural habitat & biodiversity voluntarily - 251,663 251,115
Enhanced or Restored that supports natural habitat & biodiversity as required for mitigation - - 24
Enhanced or Restored that supports natural habitat & biodiversity as done by voluntary conservation action - - 301
Community Impact
Charitable Giving 2019 2020 2021
Total Charitable Giving $29.6 Million $38.5 Million $35.1 Million
Percent of Charitable Giving by Area of Focus 2019 2020 2021
Education 31% 32% 30.3%
Community 19% 14% 12.0%
Hunger & Housing 14% 14% 14.4%
Safety & Health 13% 11% 13.9%
Arts & Culture 6% 7% 8.1%
Youth 5% 4% 5.8%
Disaster Relief - 0% 3.7%
Economic Development - 2% 3.0%
Social & Racial Justice - - 3.1%
Other 11% 15.9% 5.6%
Workforce
Employee Type 2019 2020 2021
Total Number of Employees 17,487 16,864 16,688
Number of Full-time Employees 17,458 16,840 16,658
Number of Part-time Employees 29 24 30
Number of Represented Employees 4,133 4,015 3,836
Number of Veteran Employees 1,742 1,706 1,654
Percent of Veteran Employees 10% 10% 10%
Percent of Veteran New Hires - 6% 7%
Total Number of Professionals 5,743 5,600 5,701
Total Number of Officials & Managers 3,326 3,175 3,211
Total Number of Executive/Senior Level Officials 234 232 229
Workforce Diversity 2019 2020 2021
Total Female Employees 3,454 3,325 3,340
Percent of Female Employees 20% 20% 20%
Number of Female Professionals 1,578 1,535 1,604
Percent of Female Professionals - - 28%
Number of Female Officials & Managers 543 538 567
Percent of Female Officials & Managers - - 18%
Number of Female Employees in an Executive/Senior Level Position 40 44 50
Percent of Female Employees in an Executive/Senior Level Position - - 22%
Total Minority Employees 3,233 3,187 3,240
Percent of Minority Employees 18% 19% 19%
Number of Minority Professionals 1,128 1,140 1,182
Percent of Minority Professionals - - 21%
Number of Minority Officials & Managers 419 419 444
Percent of Minority Officials & Managers - - 14%
Number of Minority Employees in an Executive/Senior Level Position 25 28 27
Percent of Minority Employees in an Executive/Senior Level Position 11% 12% 12%
Workforce Demographics 2019 2020 2021
Traditionalists (1945 & Before) <1% 0.088% 0.066%
Baby Boomers (1946-1964) 31% 27% 23.6%
Generation X (1965-1980) 36% 37% 37.2%
Millennials (1981-1996) 32% 34% 35.9%
Generation Z (1997 & Beyond) <1% 1% 2.2%
Employee Development 2019 2020 2021
Hours of Employee Training Tracked Through Formal Training Programs (Hours) 1,130,628 775,500 719,528
Number of Employees Who Participate in Tuition Reimbursement - - 575
Amount Spent on Tuition Reimbursement 2,063,794 2,042,634 2,003,269
Number of Career Development Advancements 1,227 787 1,376
Development Advancements for Female Employees 250 175 312
Percent of Development Advancements for Female Employees 20% 22% 23%
Development Advancements for Minority Employees 244 156 272
Percent of Development Advancements for Minority Employees 20% 20% 20%
Number of Employees Receiving Career Development Reviews - - 11,962
Percent of Total Workforce Receiving Career Development Reviews 70.38% 71.66% 71.68%
Number of Female Workforce Receiving Career Development Reviews - - 2,976
Percent of Female Workforce Receiving Career Development Reviews - - 89%
Number of Minority Workforce Receiving Career Development Reviews - - 2,526
Percent of Minority Workforce Receiving Career Development Reviews - - 78%
Future Talent Pipeline 2019 2020 2021
Employee Turnover 8.68% 8.56% 9.97%
Transmission & Distribution Apprentices* - 807 886
Total Co-op students, Interns & High School Interns - - 112
Safety & Health
Public Metrics 2019 2020 2021
Public Fatalities Due to Electrical Contacts 4 2 5
Employee Metrics 2019 2020 2021
Employee DART Rate 0.4120 0.310 0.430
Total Employee Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) 0.673 0.576 0.648
Employee Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) 0.329 0.245 0.333
Employee Severity Rate 22.719 15.284 19.113
Total Employee OSHA Recordable Events 129 106 113
Employee Fatalities 1 0 0
Contractor Metrics* 2019 2020 2021
Contractor DART Rate 0.544 0.410 0.407
Total Contractor Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) - 0.927 1.026
Contractor Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) - 0.246 0.213
Total Contractor OSHA Recordable Events 225 147 154
Employee & Contractor Metrics* 2019 2020 2021
Employee & Contractor DART Rate 0.477 0.356 0.419
Combined Employee & Contractor DART Events 178 122 136
Supplier Diversity
Overview 2019 2020 2021
Total Supplier Spend (Billions) $6.8 Billion $6.5 Billion $6.7 Billion
Diverse Supplier Spend (millions) $401 Million $653 Million $705 Million
Managed Spend (Procurement Spend) - - $57.8 Million
Percent Spend on Goods & Services from Diverse Suppliers* 7.40% 10.17% 12.18%
Local Based Supplier Spend (Billions)** $3.3 Billion $3.4 Billion $3.4 Billion
Percent Spend on Locally Based Suppliers*** 49% 53% 51%
Small Business Supplier Spend (Millions) $882 Million $993 Million $964 Million
Percent Spend on Goods & Services from Small Businesses**** 13% 15% 14%
Governance
Overview 2020 2021 2022*
Board Meetings Held 7 7 7
Average Board Attendance 97% 100% 97%
Total Number on the Board of Directors 13 12 12
Number of Independent Directors 12 11 11
Independent CEO & Lead Director no no no
Director Gender 2020 2021 2022*
Men 9 8 8
Woman 4 4 4
Director Age 2020 2021 2022*
50s 3 3 2
60s 6 7 8
70s 4 2 2
Board Average Age ~66 ~64 ~64
Director Tenure 2020 2021 2022*
0-5 years 2 3 5
6-10 years 7 6 5
11-16 years 4 3 2
Average Years of Tenure 8 8 6.5
Director Ethnic Diversity 2020 2021 2022*
White 11 9 9
Hispanic 2 2 2
African American or Black 1 1 1