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Supplying Energy Nationwide
We are one of America's largest generators of electricity, owning or operating about about 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States.
While the size of our fleet of power plants is significant, it's the efficiency – and the resulting reliability and operational economies – that has earned AEP its reputation as a pioneering, innovative, dependable, low-cost producer of power.
We believe strongly in using a diverse fuel mix to generate electricity and we have diversified our generating portfolio to provide our customers with the clean energy solutions they are asking for. Today, coal-fueled power plants account for approximately 45 percent of AEP's generating capacity, while natural gas represents 28 percent and nuclear 7 percent. The remaining capacity comes from wind, hydro, pumped storage and other sources (17 percent) as well as energy efficiency (3 percent).