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AEP To Pay $8.5 Million, Stop Burning Coal At Three Plants

AEP also agreed to produce at least 200 megawatts of power using wind or solar technology by 2015.
February 25, 2013

The changes are part of a revision to a 2007 settlement between AEP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and several environmental groups.

Angry Customers Oppose Ohio Utility Reimbursement

Angry Ohio A-E-P customers oppose picking up $62 million bill for summer storm damage.
January 14, 2013

American Electric Power is facing opposition from around the state to the utility’s request to make its Ohio customers pick up a $62 million tab for repairs from last summer’s severe storms.

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.

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

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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.

Utility Repair Crews Will Work Through Weekend

A felled tree comes to rest on power lines in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna.
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.