Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a state law that keeps AEP and other utilities from earning excessive profits.
State officials say help may be available for those with uninsured losses from last week’s superstorm Sandy.
American Electric Power says hundreds of line workers are headed to Ohio and other states likely to see effects from Hurricane Sandy.
Columbus-based American Electric Power says company profits fell by nearly 50 percent in the third quarter.
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.
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.
American Electric Power says no cost estimate for repairs is yet available. Four years ago, the bill to restore power after winds from Hurricane Ike blew through totaled more than $41 million. AEP was allowed to recover $28 million of those costs through delayed rate increases.
About 89,000 American Electric Power customers are still in the dark a week after heavy storms hit Ohio.
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.
American Electric Power says it’s shifting to emergency operating procedures due to continued power outages and on-going high temperatures.