Comparison between Utility Companies

This study focuses on two US companies American Electric power and the Southern Company, which use non-renewable energy resources to produce power. American Electric power, whose headquarters are located in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the renowned electricity producers in the U.S, boasting of well over 5 million customers. The company owns about 38000 MW of generation power in the United States, having the biggest transmission line in the country, being about 63000 kilometers (Edenhofer, et al., 2011). The company also boasts of various subsidiaries, namely AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Kentucky Power, Indiana Michigan Power and Appalachian power.