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Scott P. Moore

Distinguished Engineer: 2013

Degree: B.S., Electrical Engineering – 1982

Citation at Time of Nomination in 2013

Scott P. Moore is vice president of transmission engineering and project services for AEP Transmission, a part of American Electric Power (AEP).

In his current role, Moore directs the capital service function for AEP Transmission, the nation's largest electricity transmission system, comprising more than 39,000 miles of transmission line and some 3,500 substations in 11 states. This involves overseeing the 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 steered 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 the development of innovative engineering solutions, most 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 and Distribution World 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.

Shortly after earning a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech in 1982, Moore became an AEP substation engineer in Abilene. In 2002, Moore completed the Wharton School of Business' Executive Development Program. His climb within AEP paralleled rich contributions to his discipline and chosen industry.

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 chair 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 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Industry Advisory Board.

Moore's commitment to excellence reaches into the communities he has called home. An Eagle Scout since 1975, Moore has served the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in various roles from assistant scoutmaster to his current position as president of the Simon Kenton Council, which manages BSA affairs in18 Ohio counties. 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.

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