2012 Storm

2012 Storm

On June 29, a major storm impacted several states within AEP's service territory. More than 660,000 AEP Ohio customers were affected and over 1.4 million customers across AEP's eastern service territory were without power. AEP is working around the clock to restore service to customers as safely and quickly as possible.

AEP - American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).

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AEP Urges Customers to Use Portable Generators Safely
Millions of people were left without power after the June 29th storm. Power outages can cause inconveniences and many people choose to use portable generators while the power is out. AEP cautions customers to use generators safely. If you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators can "backfeed" electricity up the line and risk...
Jul 4, 2012 12:00 PM ET
What is the Value of Electricity?
We understand that electricity is vital to our lives – we use it every day. The cost of energy is also important and our responsibility has always been to provide and deliver reliable and affordable electricity to meet our customers’ needs. Have you ever considered what $1.00 of electricity buys? For just $1.00, the average Indiana & Michigan customer can brew over 800 cups of...
Jul 4, 2012 11:30 AM ET
AEP is Receiving Mutual Aid for Storm Restoration
When events occur that result in significant widespread outages, electric utilities often call upon peer companies to help restore service. It is a decades-old practice to address potential social, economic and humanitarian impacts from extended outages. With experienced AEP staff working in established industry networks, we assist each other with workers and equipment to help secure a rapid...
Jul 3, 2012 8:00 PM ET
AEP Warns of Downed Line Dangers During Storm Restoration
The June 29 storms that impacted much of the East coast and AEP's service service territory brought power lines and poles down everywhere. As our crews restore power, please stay away from ALL downed lines. You can't hear, see or smell electricity, so assume all downed lines are live and energized and stay away. Report downed lines to 911 and your local power company. Learn more about the...
Jul 3, 2012 5:00 PM ET
Pablo Vegas, President of AEP Ohio, Discusses June Storms
Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio's President & Chief Operating Office, discusses the storms that came through AEP Ohio on June 29.  In Ohio alone, more than 660,000 people were affected.  President Obama has signed an Emergency Disaster Declaration for Ohio and Governor Kasich declared a state of emergency for the entire state. This storm is a larger event for the AEP system than Hurricane Ike...
Jul 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET