Energy Is The Future of Everything

By Nick Akins, Chairman, President, and CEO, American Electric Power
From transportation to industrial processes, most sectors of the American economy are looking to the electric power industry to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy today and for the future.

Electricity has been the backbone of the American economy for the last century. We’ve powered factories, enabled more productive working hours by lighting the darkness, and made the modern conveniences of daily life possible. With all the electrification we’ve seen to date, the most exciting and transformational period still lies ahead, as more and more of our economy is powered with electricity.

Our industry will play a pivotal role in the future of everything—from transforming energy resources and fueling travel to helping improve the quality of life across the country.