Electric power in the City of Roanoke is provided by Appalachian Power Company. Appalachian Power, headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, serves about 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.
Appalachian Power is part of the American Electric Power system (headquartered in Columbus, Ohio), one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
AEP has ample generating and distribution capacity to easily address most business and manufacturing needs within the City of Roanoke.
Appalachian Power Company
40 Franklin Road, SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
Roanoke Office: 1-800-956-4237
Business Requests: 1-888-710-4237