Scott Moore

Vice President Transmission Engineering and Project Services, American Electric Power (AEP)


In his current role, Scott Moore directs the capital service function for AEP Transmission, the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, comprising more than 40,000 miles of transmission line and some 3,500 substations in 11 states. This involves overseeing development of transmission engineering standards, the engineering and design of transmission lines and stations, easement and property acquisition and project and construction management.

As vice president of Transmission System and Region Operations from 2007 to 2010, Moore sateered the company’s regional operations and maintenance responsibilities, providing reliable and cost-effective operation of AEP’s transmission grid. In this position, Moore directed construction of AEP Transmission’s state-of-the-art control center, which is globally recognized as one of top facilities of its kind. He also led initiatives that established the policies and systems that ensure AEP transmission assets comply with national and state reliability and safety standards.

Moore’s leadership and drive led to development of innovative engineering solutions (notably standardized and prefabricated substations and modular control buildings) that better prepare AEP Transmission and the industry for success in the emerging competitive business environment. Moore shared his insights on those developments in a 2012 article for Transmission & Distribution magazine. A newly launched AEP Transmission initiative aimed at modernizing transmission infrastructure with bold new designs and technology will benefit from Moore’s leadership, experience and curiosity.

Moore received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1982 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and he is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He completed the Wharton School of Business Executive Development Program in 2002. In 2013 he received the Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering Distinguished Engineer Award and was inducted into the Texas Tech University Electrical & Computer Engineering Academy.

Moore is a founding member of the North American Transmission Forum, which established “best practices” for achieving compliance standards under the 2005 Energy Policy Act. He is currently vice chairman for the board of directors. He has served as chairman of the North American SynchorPhasor Initiative; and in 2009 became a member of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Industry Leader Council. He has also been active on committees for the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies, Edison Electric Institute, Future Power Grid Initiative, STP Transmission Committee, Texas Reliability Entity, North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Texas Tech University Industry Advisory Board.

An Eagle Scout since 1975, Moore has served the Boy Scouts of America in various roles from assistant scoutmaster to his current position as past president of the Simon Kenton Council, which manages BSA affairs in 17 counties in central and southern Ohio and Greenup County in northern Kentucky. Since 2006, Moore has been a board member for the Columbus, Ohio, affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, and has helped build homes locally and in Thailand, Mexico, Ecuador and Ghana.