Matthew Fransen

Chief Operating Officer
AEP Renewables

Matt is responsible for the execution of core business operations of large-scale wind and solar generation projects in the U.S. on behalf of AEP’s commercial organization.

Matt was previously Managing Director in Strategic Initiatives for AEP, supporting corporate strategy development and the evaluation of mergers and acquisitions. In this position, Matt played active roles in the acquisition and/or divestiture of several power generation assets and electric retail or utility businesses. Prior to that, Matt was a manager in the treasury organization responsible for the capitalization of AEP’s subsidiary companies, credit rating agency activities and developing strong relationships within the capital markets. He has testified as an expert witness on the market valuation of power plants, cost of capital and capital structure before various state regulatory commissions.