Volkert has been providing land acquisition services to American Electric Power (AEP) under a Master Services Agreement since 2014. Work authorizations issued under this agreement have included services involving community outreach, obtaining survey permissions, conducting title research, permitting activities (road crossing, rail crossing, and environmental), negotiations, and conducting damage settlements.
Under this agreement, Volkert provides ancillary services including trust account management, data entry, monthly re-projections, and tracking key performance indicators. Many of the assignments have involved line rebuilds requiring additional easements and landowner coordination, as well as telecom projects. In addition, Volkert has also completed small green field routes and substation expansion projects. Volkert continually updates the training modules as required by AEP, which allows agents to remain up to date on safety protocols and best practices in the right of way industry.