Working with Stakeholders
As the demand for energy grows, so do the expectations of our stakeholders. We try to be as transparent and inclusive as possible when projects are in process. In mid-2013, AEP Transmission developed an outreach program to proactively communicate and engage with customers and communities about proposed transmission projects. With a focus on face-to-face engagement, we have the opportunity to meet with landowners and concerned citizens to discuss details of the projects and gather feedback and concerns. This effort included launching a new transmission website – www.aeptransmission.com – to give stakeholders easier access and more timely information on current projects. The site provides information such as the purpose, location and benefits of the project; the physical structures that will be used, and project timelines.