Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Metal Theft Case

Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power - Metal Theft Case

Attached is a video of an acutal metal theft case
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If you suspect metal theft, call your law enforcement agency and utility immediately. For more information, visit: http://3bl.me/m8r

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 Reporting metal theft can help to save lives and stop this deadly crime. Indications of metal theft include:

  • Missing sections of power lines or ground wires

  • Power lines hanging in the air or lying on the ground

  • Missing or misaligned covers to underground vaults

  • Cut fences or locks near electric substations

  • Holes dug underneath fences

  • Suspicious or unauthorized persons near substations

  • Individuals carrying large bundles of wire


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).
Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 8:00am