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

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A late June storm topples a tree in Gahanna.
5:00AM
July
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

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A tree and electric transformers blocked Weber Rd. in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood. Many of the neighborhood's residents were still without power Thursday night.
8:01AM
July
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

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Last weekend's storms knocked down trees and power lines around Ohio, including this tree on Weber Rd. in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood.
7:31AM
July
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.

Regulators Raising Amount AEP Can Charge Competitors

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The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio could mean higher bills for customers who've already switched to other providers.
8:02AM
May 31, 2012

The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio could mean higher bills for customers who’ve already switched to other providers.

Electric Rate Case Spurs Rare Ad Campaigns

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Competing video ads have targeted consumers as the Public Utilities Commission considers American Electric Power's rate case.
11:30AM
May
30, 2012

Electric companies these days seem to be taking a page out of political campaign handbooks. They are running negative television commercials, buying large newspaper ads and sending direct mail.

Legislators Consider Changing Definition Of “Renewable Energy”

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The proposal would let electric companies use some projects involving fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.
8:01AM
May
22, 2012

The proposal would allow electric companies to use some projects that involve fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.

American Electric Power Asks For Rate Hike

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American Electric Power's corporate headquarters in downtown Columbus.
2:34PM
March
30, 2012

American Electric Power today proposes higher electricity bills beginning this summer. Spokesman Jeff Rennie says the utility needs a five percent boost in rates mostly to cover its distribution costs.

State Regulators Spare Customers, Revert To Old AEP Rates

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PUCO says it will look at AEP rate increase after hundreds of complaints. Their ruling is expected to released Thursday.
3:53PM
February 22, 2012

Recent changes had more than doubled the electric bills for some small businesses.

AEP Brings Gas-Powered Plant Online

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American Electric Power's corporate headquarters in downtown Columbus.
8:24AM
February
13, 2012

The plant uses natural gas instead of coal to make electricity.

Advocates, Utility Companies Split Over EPA Standards

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Smokestacks billow emissions from AEP's Conesville Power Plant, about 70 miles east of Columbus.
1:20PM
December
22, 2011

Environmental and public health advocates are praising the new emissions standards as a victory. Utilities say they’ll cost jobs and money, and could lead to electric shortages.