American Electric Power


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city now has more than 367 million dollars in matching funds from public and private partnerships for its Smart Columbus initiative.


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio earlier this week approved the second phase of Columbus-based American Electric Power's plan to install smart meters across most of its service territory.

Power has been restored to the 6 thousand people who lost service last night on the south and east sides.


Finance reports show the campaign to get voters to approve the Columbus City Schools levy on next week's ballot has raised nearly 436 thousand dollars.


Consumer groups are appealing the Public Utility Commission of Ohio's decision to increase rates to guaranteed profits for Akron-based FirstEnergy's coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

Nearly two thousand American Electric Power customers in Lancaster are still in the dark after losing service last night when a substation went offline.

Campaign finance reports show Columbus' corporate community is heavily backing the organized opposition to the August ballot issue expanding the size of Columbus City Council.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says the controversial power purchase agreements allowing two Ohio utilities to impose short-term rate increases cannot take effect until the agency approves them.

Regulators Set To Vote On Rate Hike For AEP And First energy

Mar 30, 2016

State regulators are set to vote tomorrow on a multi-billion-dollar rate hike proposal from two electric utilities that critics call a coal plant bailout.

Alternative energy supporters have organized a campaign against two proposed agreements that they call coal-plant bailouts.

Ohio Citizen Action

Utilities, energy officials and environmental advocates are debating a proposal that would set the stage for the future of energy in Ohio.

A deal between an environmental group and Columbus-based American Electric Power could change the future landscape of energy generation for the company. 

LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus is without power at this hour.

Akron-based FirstEnergy is pushing a plan that would result in higher electric bills for the next three years. 


Granville zoning officials have approved a Denison University plan to put solar panels in its Biological Reserve.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has rejected Columbus-based American Electric Power's proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal-fired plants.

Mike Foley, WCBE

Columbus City Council last night approved an 813.9 million dollar municipal budget for this year.

AEP Releases Cause Of February Explosions

Sep 2, 2014

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.


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

weather underground

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