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June 21, 2021

Protecting Pollinators

Across its 11-state footprint, American Electric Power practices environmental stewardship to preserve the natural ecosystems where we live and operate. 

Pollinators, like birds, bees, butterflies and other creatures, help more than 80% of the world's flowering plants reproduce. They play a pivotal role in creating healthy ecosystems, while also ensuring agricultural crops flourish. AEP and our employees are dedicated to maintaining and creating habitats for these crucial species.

In early 2020, we received the first Pollinator Electric Power Award from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC). We were recognized for studying the substitution of native vegetation in place of traditional grasses to establish and maintain prairie habitat on typical transmission line upgrades. Native seed mixes developed for AEP’s research projects include a variety of plants that attract pollinator species and support wildlife.

Learn more about our commitment to environmental stewardship.