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Improving Electric Service in Sunbury

We continue to work to improve the reliability of your electric service, and to make sure it meets your standards and ours. We made numerous improvements in your area during 2020 and so far in 2021. We've removed nearly 400 trees threatening your electric service and trimmed an additional 3,400 trees. We truly appreciate your patience and are committed to improving the electric service in your community.

Here's what you can expect:

Equipment Repairs

Nearly a dozen electric poles have been replaced, a transformer and a few other critical infrastructure pieces identified during our most recent inspection.

Long-Term

Our engineers are also exploring additional options in targeted areas to improve electric service. We'll keep you informed on any future developments, and of course will let you know what you can expect and when.

We understand your frustration and truly appreciate your patience — we're committed to improving the electric service in your community.

FAQs

Click here to view the circuit map and general project area. Please be sure we have your best contact information at AEPOhio.com/Account in case we need to get in touch.
  • Trimmed back nearly 3,500 trees within our right-of-way that posed a threat to your electric service and removed an additional 381 trees. This work was part of our comprehensive tree maintenance work that takes place at least once every four years.
  • Replaced 17 electric poles and equipment in need of repair
  • Inspected nearly 11,000 feet of underground cable, resulting in the repair of nearly 5,000 feet of cable.
  • Installed 18 smart sensors on our equipment to help us better pinpoint the location of any issues.
We don't anticipate the need for outages during this work, but there's always the possibility that crews might need to take a short outage to safely complete work. Please be sure we have your best contact information at AEPOhio.com/Account in case we need to get in touch.
Fallen trees and branches are one of the most common causes of power outages. Just one tree limb can knock out power to hundreds or even thousands of customers. Interfering limbs can also slow down our crews working to get the power back on following an outage.
We installed 18 smart sensors to the electric circuit in your community to help us better pinpoint the location of any issues and get crews to the right spot to begin restoration work.
Yes, that's our goal. We're committed to improving your electric service and won't stop until we find the best solution for your community.

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