American Electric Power BaseBy Mel Duvall | Posted 2003-11-01 Print
The Ohio utility's systems protected its 4.9 million customers during the Aug. 14 blackout. But did they knock out power to 50 million people in the process?Case">
American Electric Power Base Case
Headquarters: 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 223-1000
Business: Largest electricity generator in the U.S., producing 42,000 megawatts at peak capacity in the U.S. and select international markets. Serves 4.9 million customers in 11 states.
Chief Information Officer: Joseph Hamrock
Financials in 2002: $14.5 billion in sales; $519 million loss -$1.57 per shareafter $1.5 billion in writedowns.
Challenge: To protect its own systems and customers from blackouts while at the same time fulfilling its role as a contributor to the nationwide power grid.
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