Nick Akins

American Electric Power

Chairman, President & CEO

Nick Akins is Chairman, President, and CEO of American Electric Power. Under his leadership, AEP is investing in modernization and security of the electric grid, resource diversification, and technology and innovation to enable the transition to a clean energy future while preserving universal access to the grid. Through strategic partnerships and collaboration with customers, Mr. Akins has positioned AEP to redefine the future of energy and embrace the transformation sweeping the industry. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of both the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Electric Power Research Institute, as well as the former Chair of the US Business Roundtable Energy and Environment Committee, of which he remains a member. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Boards of The Ohio Business Roundtable, Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, and Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership. Additionally, he is a member of the boards of EEI, Institute of Nuclear Power Operators, The Columbus Partnership, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Fifth Third Bancorp, OhioHealth and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2020, he was appointed to a two-year term on the National Petroleum Council. Mr. Akins holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University.

Sessions With Nick Akins

Thursday, 4 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 04/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 04/mar/2021 06:30 pm


    Future of Power: New business models

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Power & Renewables Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    Technology, governments, and customers are driving change in the electric power industry. Renewable generation and energy storage are transforming the traditional way power is produced. Electric vehicles, distributed generation, and the Internet of Things are reshaping how customers consume electricity. Governments, businesses, and individuals are demanding particular types of electricity, even though every electron is the same. How will power businesses adapt to this changing world? How do new technologies and customer preferences fit with the existing power industry, and what will be challenged? What are the ingredients for success in tomorrow’s power industry?