Pablo Vegas, President of AEP Ohio, Discusses June Storms

Jul 3, 2012 12:00 PM ET
Campaign: 2012 Storm

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 that hit in September 2008.  Winds speeds in Ohio ranged from 55 to 84 mph. 

Restoration times are posted to and will be updated as restoration times change.

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).