A. Wade Smith

President & COO, AEP Texas

a-wade-smith As president he oversees distribution operations serving more than 900,000 AEP customers in central and north Texas as well as the operating unit’s safety, customer services, marketing, communications, community affairs, governmental affairs, and regulatory functions.

Previously, he was vice president – Transmission Engineering & Project Services, AEP Transmission, responsible for directing the capital service function in Transmission, with responsibility for Transmission Asset Management, Transmission Projects Engineering and the Project and Construction Management groups.

These responsibilities included development of transmission engineering standards, transmission system planning, engineering and design of new or refurbished transmission line and substation facilities, project and construction management, capital cost management, right-of-way/property acquisition, and transmission system maintenance program management. His duties also included the development and application of performance measures and conducting competitive surveillance to evaluate cost effectiveness of asset management and service provider processes and providing direction of strategic and tactical transmission business plans.

*AEP Texas is the American Electric Power Company (AEP) subsidiary providing transmission and distribution services to over one million electric consumers in south and west Texas.

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