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Ohio Supreme Court Upholds $42 Million Fine Against AEP

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AEP was penalized $42 million for making excessive profits in 2009.
7:55AM
December 7, 2012

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

Ohioans Could Be In Line For Storm Assistance

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The late-October storm knocked out electricity and brought flooding to the northeast Ohio city of Bedford.
8:17AM
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

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AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry says they’re mobilized between 300 and 400 workers from more-western states like Texas and Oklahoma.
11:47AM
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

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A company press release lists several factors, including increased competition that’s led to customers switching carriers.
12:42PM
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

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5:22PM
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

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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.

Utility Repair Crews Will Work Through Weekend

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A felled tree comes to rest on power lines in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna.
12:05PM
July
6, 2012

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.

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.

A-E-P Shifts to Emergency Operations

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A late June storm topples a tree in Gahanna.
3:57PM
July
3, 2012

American Electric Power says it’s shifting to emergency operating procedures due to continued power outages and on-going high temperatures.