Robert Powers – Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Reports to:
Nicholas K. Akins – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer – American Electric Power

About Robert:

Robert P. Powers is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for AEP Utilities; AEP Energy Partners; Customer Services, Marketing & Distribution Services; Generation; Nuclear Generation; Regulatory Services; Physical & Cybersecurity; and AEP Aviation.

Previously, he was President – AEP Utilities, where he was responsible for regulatory and policy matters relating to utility operations, and AEP’s Environmental and Safety organizations. From 2006 to 2008, he was executive vice president – AEP East Utilities, responsible for AEP’s utility operating units Appalachian Power, Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, and AEP Ohio.

Previously, he was Executive Vice President – Generation, a position he had held since 2003. Powers was responsible for all generation activities, including fossil and hydro generation; nuclear generation; project and field services; fuel, emissions and logistics, and business services. From 2001 to 2003, he was executive vice president – Nuclear and Technical Services, a position that gave Powers his first significant exposure to fossil plant construction and maintenance, along with responsibility for operation of the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant. Powers joined AEP in 1998 as senior vice president – Nuclear Generation.

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