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PSO Announces AEP Foundation Grant to Vanguard Academy in Broken Arrow

February 11, 2022

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (February 11, 2022) Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), today announced a $50,000 grant from the AEP Foundation to Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation to fund equipment and tools for state-of-the-art STEM programs at Vanguard Academy. The AEP Foundation is the charitable arm of AEP and is partially funded by PSO.

The equipment and tools will be used in several classes at the new school, which started serving Broken Arrow high school students this academic year.

With a holistic approach to academics that focuses on growth and concept mastery rather than test scores and letter grades, Vanguard’s curriculum makes regular use of labs, a makerspace, workshops and outdoor classrooms.

“This generous investment will fund the raw materials for building our students into solution-seekers and problem-solvers,” said Jason Jedamski, director of Vanguard Academy. “We appreciate the generosity of the AEP Foundation and PSO’s efforts for on our behalf.”

PSO External Affairs Manager Michael Gordon praised the school’s innovative approach to education.

“Vanguard promotes an environment of exploration, creativity and collaboration,” Gordon said. “We’re proud to be an early partner in this project that we think will show real results.”

About PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas, 22-thousand miles of distribution lines and 37-hundred miles of transmission lines.  PSO also is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information is at www.PSOklahoma.com.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, NextDoor and Instagram @PSOklahoma.

About American Electric Power (AEP)

American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is powering a cleaner, brighter energy future for its customers and communities. AEP’s approximately 16,700 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 224,000 miles of distribution lines to safely deliver reliable and affordable power to 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 31,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 5,900 megawatts of renewable energy. The company’s plans include growing its renewable generation portfolio to approximately 50% of total capacity by 2030. AEP is on track to reach an 80% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 levels by 2030 and has committed to achieving net zero by 2050. AEP is recognized consistently for its focus on sustainability, community engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities 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, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, which provides innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.

 About the AEP Foundation 

The American Electric Power Foundation is funded by American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP) and its operating subsidiaries. The Foundation provides a permanent, ongoing resource for charitable initiatives involving higher dollar values and multi-year commitments in the communities served by AEP and initiatives outside of AEP’s 11-state service area.


The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math; by meeting basic needs for emergency shelter, affordable housing and the elimination of hunger; and championing social and racial justice. Other Foundation support may be offered to protect the environment, promote healthcare and safety, and enrich life through art, music and cultural heritage.

Media Contact:                                                           

Wayne Greene

PSO Corporate Communications                                          

(918) 521-1474



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