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State Regulators Reject AEP Solar Farm Deal

The Ohio PUCO says AEP failed to prove a proposed wind farm was worth a rate increase.
10, 2013

Utility regulators have nixed a deal between American Electric Power Co. and a massive solar farm planned near Zanesville, putting the project’s future in jeopardy.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds $42 Million Fine Against AEP

AEP was penalized $42 million for making excessive profits in 2009.
December 7, 2012

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that keeps AEP and other utilities from earning excessive profits.

Central Ohio Consumers Weigh Electric Choice

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio must approve and certify electricity suppliers before those companies can offer electric rate plans to Ohioans
November 19, 2012

After fits and starts for the past 13 years, deregulation of Central Ohio’s electricity supply is taking hold. Customers have choice. At least seven electric supply companies now compete for business in what was once a region served almost exclusively by American Electric Power. Consumers are keeping close watch on the changes and weighing their options.

Ohioans Could Be In Line For Storm Assistance

The late-October storm knocked out electricity and brought flooding to the northeast Ohio city of Bedford.
November 6, 2012

State officials say help may be available for those with uninsured losses from last week’s superstorm Sandy.

AEP Mobilizes Hundreds Of Workers For Expected Outages

AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry says they’re mobilized between 300 and 400 workers from more-western states like Texas and Oklahoma.
October 29, 2012

American Electric Power says hundreds of line workers are headed to Ohio and other states likely to see effects from Hurricane Sandy.

AEP Blames Summer Storms, Competition For Down Profits

A company press release lists several factors, including increased competition that’s led to customers switching carriers.
October 24, 2012

Columbus-based American Electric Power says company profits fell by nearly 50 percent in the third quarter.

State Ruling: Some AEP Customers Will Pay More For Energy

File photo
August 8, 2012

Some American Electric Power customers can expect to see single digit rate increases in their power bills. That’s as a result of a ruling today by the state Public Utilities Commission.

Late June Storms Likely To Cost Power Customers, Just Like Ike

A late June storm topples a tree in Gahanna.
11, 2012

American Electric Power is finishing up its work restoring power to the few remaining customers who lost it during the June 29th storm. Now comes the task of totaling what the storm cost AEP, and who is going pay for it. WOSU reports the utility likely will ask its customers to pay much of the tab.

Powerless Enter 8th Day Without Electricity

A tree and electric transformers blocked Weber Rd. in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood. Many of the neighborhood's residents were still without power Thursday night.
6, 2012

About 89,000 American Electric Power customers are still in the dark a week after heavy storms hit Ohio.

AEP: 143,000 Ohioans Still In The Dark

Last weekend's storms knocked down trees and power lines around Ohio, including this tree on Weber Rd. in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood.
5, 2012

American Electric Power says it’s restored power to most of the customers who lost electricity after heavy weekend storms, but about 143,000 homes and businesses are still without electricity.