Located in Columbus, Ohio, AEP owns or operates more than 36,000 megawatts of coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable fueled generating capacity. As one of the largest generators of electricity in the United States, AEP is committed to ensuring its power plants are in compliance with federal, state and local air regulations for SO2, NOx and particulates, and to reducing greenhouse gas emissions including carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
As a leader in national efforts to address Green House Gas issues, AEP voluntarily participates in programs such as the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), Department of Energy’s Climate Challenge (1605b), and Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders – each having its own compliance reporting requirements. After extensive study of market alternatives, AEP selected the Enviance System to reduce the cost and time associated with tracking, analysis and reporting of the thousands of daily data points associated with Title V air compliance and Green House Gas monitoring and reporting.
Using web services, Enviance integrated the Enviance System with AEP’s Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS), Opacity Monitoring Systems (COMS), and the company’s custom enterprise application for fuel loading management. This integration with multiple enterprise systems has created a seamless flow of process data into the Enviance System and allows AEP to monitor, report, and analyze its air and green house gas emissions from their dispersed facilities in an efficient, cost effective and centralized way.
“AEP has placed reduction of greenhouse gas high on its agenda, made it plain that the issue is very important to shareholder value, and has eagerly taken a leadership position in the effort to solve global warming issues. Given the obvious importance of these issues to its shareholder value, we are honored that AEP has embraced the Enviance System as its centralized greenhouse gas tracking and reporting system of record,” said Lawrence Goldenhersh, President and CEO of Enviance.
“AEP stands as a sterling example of the eagerness with which multi-billion dollar corporations are embracing Software as a Service solutions to address issues that are critical to shareholder value. With its deployment of web services to integrate Enviance with various core, behind-the-firewall, enterprise software systems, AEP is also a sterling example of how large corporations leverage their investment in existing enterprise software by reusing the data through Internet-driven integration,” Goldenhersh continued.