in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The board of directors at Columbus, Ohio-based utility American Electric Power (AEP) has elected Nicholas K. Akins board chairman, effective Jan. 1. Akins is president and CEO at AEP.

According to AEP, Akins has worked for the company for 31 years. Before being named president and CEO, he was executive vice president - generation for AEP. Akins was also president and chief operating officer for Southwestern Electric Power Co., an AEP utility serving customers in Louisiana, Arkansas and northeast Texas.


Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.


New Study Underscores Value Of Customer Engagement, Ranks Most-Trusted U.S. Utilities

According to the report, which analyzes 125 utilities across the country, earning a customer's trust can lead to monetary gains.


Washington State Doles Out Cash For Utility Energy Storage Projects

Three utilities have been awarded millions of dollars in grants to explore energy storage technology that could help integrate renewable and improve the power grid.


Utilities Reveal Just How Much Customers Are Saving With Energy Efficiency Programs

Two U.S. utility companies have issued progress reports and solid numbers regarding their respective initiatives.


Middle East And North African Countries To Spend Billions On Smart Grids, Solar Integration

According to a new report from Northeast Group LLC, the MENA region will make big investments to modernize the grid and add more solar power by 2024.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180