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New Albany Student Brings EV Chargers to His High School

New Albany Student Brings EV Chargers to His High School Jay Painter is a senior at New Albany High School. He’s always loved cars: He played with Hot Wheels as a kid; he watches Formula One racing; he went to automotive engineering camp at The Ohio State University. So when it came time to pick …

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New Technology Helps Grow Healthy Food Year-Round

AEP Ohio, in partnership with Mid-Ohio Food Collective and the Electric Power Research Institute, is showcasing new technology to grow nutritious food year-round. The “Indoor Ag Container,” a retrofitted semi-trailer equipped with high-tech sensors as well as LED and ultraviolet lights, makes it possible to grow food outside traditional growing seasons. “At AEP Ohio, we’re …

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The Struggle with Squirrels: How We Keep the Power Flowing by Keeping Them Away

Keeping squirrels, birds and other animals away from our equipment remains a longstanding, difficult challenge. AEP Ohio has been putting great effort into saving the lives of our furry and feathered friends, both for their own safety and for preventing the power outages they sometimes cause. Though there are many kinds of animal protection devices, …

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How Our Maps are Foundational for Your Power

Keeping the lights on starts with documenting on our system maps the location of every single piece of equipment that’s used to deliver electricity to our customers. If that sounds simple enough, just ask one of the 12 GIS (Geographic Information System) technicians who constantly input the latest information for the hundreds of thousands of …

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Columbus Charges Toward Fleet Electrification

There’s no doubt that the future is electric. As we continue to move toward an electrified tomorrow, AEP Ohio is taking proactive steps to help businesses and communities charge into the future and explore the electric vehicle (EV) options that work best for them. The City of Columbus is one such example, having recently transitioned …

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AEP Ohio crew member standing outside, installing smart technology on equipment. AEP Ohio crew member standing outside, installing smart technology on equipment.
Using Data to Improve Your Service

Your electric meter is smart — and so are the engineers behind our smart grid. In honor of National Engineers Week, we spoke with Brad Smith, an engineer who manages our smart grid systems, to learn more about how AEP Ohio is building a smarter grid — and using data and analytics to improve your …

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