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AEP Ohio Shares Ways to Stay Safe During National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Follow these simple tips to help keep you and your family safe and connected in the event of an emergency. 

September is National Preparedness Month. Follow these simple tips to help keep you and your family safe and connected in the event of an emergency. 


AEP Ohio Hosts Open House to Discuss Electric Transmission Improvements in Huron and Ashland Counties

AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid serving customers in Huron and Ashland counties.  

AEP Ohio representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission grid serving customers in Huron and Ashland counties.  


AEP Ohio Reminds Customers on 8/11: Call 811 Before You Dig

On 8/11, AEP Ohio reminds the public to stay safe by calling 811 before they dig to have underground utility lines marked.

On 8/11, AEP Ohio reminds the public to stay safe by calling 811 before they dig to have underground utility lines marked.


AEP Ohio Expands Bill Assistance Available Through 'Neighbor to Neighbor' Program

AEP Ohio has expanded current bill assistance available through its Neighbor to Neighbor program and is now accepting applications. Current funding available through the program is $2.7 million. This special expanded assistance opportunity will provide eligible AEP Ohio customers in need with a grant applied directly to their bill.

AEP Ohio has expanded current bill assistance available through its Neighbor to Neighbor program and is now accepting applications. Current funding available through the program is $2.7 million. This special expanded assistance opportunity will provide eligible AEP Ohio customers in need with a grant applied directly to their bill.


AEP Ohio Storm Update 6:00 p.m. 6.17.22

Statewide: Storm restoration continues in various parts of our service territory. Fresh crews hit the ground early this morning, relieving those who worked overnight after another storm system brought additional power outages. 

Statewide: Storm restoration continues in various parts of our service territory. Fresh crews hit the ground early this morning, relieving those who worked overnight after another storm system brought additional power outages. 


AEP Ohio Columbus Outage Update 2:30 p.m.

Statewide: Approximately 2,500 line, tree, contractor, assessor and support personnel continue working to restore power to AEP Ohio customers after severe storms across the state earlier this week — 93% of customers have been restored. Lightning and winds in excess of 75 miles per hour brought down more than 350 poles and 2,100 spans of wire across our service territory. In remaining hard-hit areas, drones and helicopters continue to be used to assess damage. 

Statewide: Approximately 2,500 line, tree, contractor, assessor and support personnel continue working to restore power to AEP Ohio customers after severe storms across the state earlier this week — 93% of customers have been restored. Lightning and winds in excess of 75 miles per hour brought down more than 350 poles and 2,100 spans of wire across our service territory. In remaining hard-hit areas, drones and helicopters continue to be used to assess damage. 


Columbus Outage Update 7:30 p.m.

Crews have made significant progress repairing damage to the transmission lines that bring energy to the Columbus area. These repairs will allow our team to begin restoring power to substations and customers in the Columbus area beginning in the early morning hours. We expect that all customers who were impacted by the emergency outage will have their power restored by 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 16.

Crews have made significant progress repairing damage to the transmission lines that bring energy to the Columbus area. These repairs will allow our team to begin restoring power to substations and customers in the Columbus area beginning in the early morning hours. We expect that all customers who were impacted by the emergency outage will have their power restored by 5 a.m. on Thursday, June 16.


Wind & Lightning Storm Update | June 15, 2022 - 2 p.m.

At Tuesday’s 8 p.m. peak, nearly 250,000 customers across the state were without power, including 170,000 in central Ohio. Restoration efforts have reduced that number to 49,000 statewide and 87,000 in Columbus.

At Tuesday’s 8 p.m. peak, nearly 250,000 customers across the state were without power, including 170,000 in central Ohio. Restoration efforts have reduced that number to 49,000 statewide and 87,000 in Columbus.


Wind & Lightning Storm Update | June 14, 2022 - 9:30 p.m.

Our electrical system was affected by the severe storms last night, which knocked out some of our large transmission lines. Combined with impacts from the heat today, some of the remaining lines became overloaded and we have been forced to take customers offline throughout this afternoon and this evening to protect the system and reduce the risk of longer, widespread outages.

Our electrical system was affected by the severe storms last night, which knocked out some of our large transmission lines. Combined with impacts from the heat today, some of the remaining lines became overloaded and we have been forced to take customers offline throughout this afternoon and this evening to protect the system and reduce the risk of longer, widespread outages.


Wind & Lightning Storm Update | June 14, 2022 - 10 a.m.

As of 10 a.m. approximately 120,000 AEP Ohio customers are without power after lightning and wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour crossed the state and took down trees and power lines. At the height of the storm more than 155,000 customers were affected. 

As of 10 a.m. approximately 120,000 AEP Ohio customers are without power after lightning and wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour crossed the state and took down trees and power lines. At the height of the storm more than 155,000 customers were affected. 


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