American Electric Power

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6:29 am
Tue September 2, 2014

AEP Releases Cause Of February Explosions

Columbus-based American Electric Power says explosions in downtown Columbus last February happened when insulation material on electricity cables broke down because of water, salt and other factors.

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6:43 am
Fri August 29, 2014

AEP Seeks To Charge Customers Who Decline "Smart Meters"

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Columbus-based American Electric Power customers could be charged if they decide not to accept one of the utility's "smart meters." 

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6:28 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Storms Knock Out Power For Thousands

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Cleanup efforts will continue today after strong storms struck throughout the state last night.

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11:21 am
Tue May 27, 2014

AEP Seeks Rate Cut

Columbus-based American Electric Power is planning to cut rates for most residential customers by 12.6 percent.

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8:16 am
Thu May 15, 2014

SUPCO Blocks Duke From Passing Clean-Up Costs To Consumers

The Ohio Supreme Court has temporarily blocked Duke Energy from charging customers for pollution clean-up at its deactivated manufactured-gas plants.

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6:38 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Update: Underground Explosions Close Some Downtown Streets

Columbus police say a fire in an underground vault belonging to Columbus-based American Electric Power caused several underground explosions downtown early this morning. The blasts knocked off manhole covers, set off fire alarms, knocked out traffic signals and caused several power outages.

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12:27 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

SUPCO Rejects Refunds For AEP Customers

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected an appeal seeking 368 million dollars in refunds for customers of Columbus-based American Electric Power.

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11:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

AEP Rates Could Fall Slightly Next Year

American Electric Power is proposing a rate reduction for Ohio customers beginning in the summer of 2015 - one the state's utility watchdog says doesn't go far enough.

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7:03 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Source Of Local Power Outage Undetermined

Work is underway to find the source of a power outage in Franklin County.

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7:17 am
Thu October 24, 2013

State Says Columbus Southern Power Should Refund Customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio says Columbus Southern Power had "excessive earnings" for 2010 under state law and should return 6.9 million dollars to customers.

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12:31 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Power Restored To Portions Of Franklin, Licking Counties

The driver involved in an early morning crash in Reynoldsburg is being treated at a local hospital.

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8:03 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Squirrel Causes Power Outages

Columbus-based American Electric Power says service has been restored to 95 hundred customers on the North side who lost electricity last night when a squirrel caused a system problem at a substation.

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8:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

AEP To Enhance Smart Grid Technology

Columbus-based American Electric Power wants to install new equipment to enhance its smart grid technology.

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7:31 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Report: Ohio Second For Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A report by an environmental group ranks Ohio second in the nation for the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants.

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6:48 am
Thu August 1, 2013

PUCO Delays Vote On Energy Rebates

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has delayed action in a case potentially affecting 96 to 126 million dollars in rebates of renewable energy overcharges to customers of Akron-based FirstEnergy.

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12:21 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

AEP 2Q Profit Down

Columbus-based American Electric Power is reporting a decline in second quarter profit and flat sales figures, due to weak demand for electricity.

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6:43 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Thousands Still Without Power

Ohio Utilities report more than 51 thousand customers are without electricity after a series of thunderstorms swept across the state Wednesday.

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12:42 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Ohio Utility Closing More Power Plants

Akron-based FirstEnergy plans to close two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania rather than install 270 million dollars worth of pollution control equipment to meet tougher federal mercury emission standards. 

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7:28 am
Thu May 30, 2013

PUCO Staff Approves AEP Cost Recovery Plan

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio staffers have recommended Columbus-based American Electric Power be allowed to charge customers for nearly all of the 61.8 million dollars it spent on repairs from the June 2012 windstorm.

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7:48 am
Tue February 26, 2013

AEP Settles With Feds, Eight States

Columbus-based American Electric Power will stop burning coal at two power plants in Ohio and Indiana by the end of 2015 under a legal settlement reached with the U.S. EPA, eight states and several environmental groups.

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