NAEM EHS&S Forum:
NGO Partnerships for Business Success
Sandy Nessing
Managing Director, Sustainability
American Electric ...
About AEP
•18,529 employees
•5.5 million customers
•200,000 square miles territory
•40,000 miles transmission lines
•2,110...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
3
AEP’s Challenge
Transmission growth
~$4.6 billion total capital inve...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
4
Minimizing Impacts is Critical
Projects can impact human, natural, vi...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
5
Power Up Central: Indiana
Spy Run-Robison Park Project
 $50 million ...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
6
Conservation Solution
Partnered with Wildlife Habitat Council
AEP ha...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
7
How It Can Help
Credible third party
Independent of AEP
Empathy for...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
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Demonstration ROW - Ohio
Showcase ROW vegetation management
Meets re...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
9
Partnerships Are Powerful
Benefits to AEP
Visual demonstration of ma...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
10
Why Work With NGOs?
Builds credibility, trust
Demonstrates conserva...
American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com
11
Questions?
Sandy Nessing
Managing Director, Sustainability
American E...
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  • 1. NAEM EHS&S Forum: NGO Partnerships for Business Success Sandy Nessing Managing Director, Sustainability American Electric Power Oct. 15, 2015
  • 2. About AEP •18,529 employees •5.5 million customers •200,000 square miles territory •40,000 miles transmission lines •2,110 miles EHV 765 kV lines •~32,000 MW generating capacity •+2,700 renewable energy
  • 3. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 3 AEP’s Challenge Transmission growth ~$4.6 billion total capital investment in 2015 across AEP Transmission has the lion’s share Business opportunity is huge Aging infrastructure Customer-driven projects (i.e. shale gas, data centers) Reliability improvements Regional projects associated with coal retirements, renewable growth BUT…to build power lines, you need to cut down trees, clear land and work with land owners
  • 4. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 4 Minimizing Impacts is Critical Projects can impact human, natural, visual cultural resources National forests Endangered species Cemeteries Community recreation spaces Rivers, streams Schools Habitat, biodiversity
  • 5. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 5 Power Up Central: Indiana Spy Run-Robison Park Project  $50 million investment  Rebuild 6.4 miles in existing right-of-way  Part of a larger, regional upgrade Impacts to avoid/mitigate  Waterfront  Upscale neighborhoods  Parks  Historical landmark  Urban area  Endangered species 1
  • 6. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 6 Conservation Solution Partnered with Wildlife Habitat Council AEP has a long history with the WHC Conservation Tool Kit New concept for existing ROWs In-person support at public meetings Landowner fact sheet with focus on conservation Technical document for Environmental team Option for certification Piloting with Indiana project
  • 7. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 7 How It Can Help Credible third party Independent of AEP Empathy for landowner conservation passion Track record of working with utilities In-person presence during open houses Gives us data and success stories of environmental stewardship excellence within operations Contributes to regional, local conservation priorities Helps secure local stakeholder support, land easements
  • 8. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 8 Demonstration ROW - Ohio Showcase ROW vegetation management Meets regulatory requirements for reliability Accommodates environmental & land use concerns of affected public Educational tool – schools, regulators, etc. Four plots, 8+ acres Pollinators, Monarch butterfly Song birds Game birds, small mammals Traditional turf grasses (for comparison)
  • 9. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 9 Partnerships Are Powerful Benefits to AEP Visual demonstration of maintenance options Shows balance of stewardship, reliability, cost of electricity Demonstrates commitment to collaboration Benefits to partners On-site signage Supports their missions Benefits to local community Education tool Green space preserved
  • 10. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 10 Why Work With NGOs? Builds credibility, trust Demonstrates conservation commitment without compromising reliability of the grid Supports local conservation goals Encourages voluntary efforts that are reportable, quantifiable and credible Raises awareness of importance of conservation Strengthens local relationships Positions AEP as an industry leader
  • 11. American Electric Power www.AEPSustainability.com 11 Questions? Sandy Nessing Managing Director, Sustainability American Electric Power smnessing@aep.com @Watts4U www.AEPsustainability.com AEP 2015 CAR

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