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Meet the New ‘Backyard Bucket’: Smaller, Taller, Nimbler

The next generation of power restoration equipment is rolling into AEP Ohio’s service territories. The Columbus Southeast and Findlay garages are now home to the Altec TDA58 (aka a “backyard bucket”), a vehicle that is smaller and taller than similar models. What makes the backyard bucket unique is its extended reach and ability to navigate …

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Considering an Electric Vehicle? Use This New Online Tool First

Research reveals that 84% of consumers would buy an electric vehicle (EV) if they could see that it was cheaper to operate and no more expensive than a traditional vehicle. To help, AEP Ohio has launched an online tool so car buyers can compare the total cost of owning and operating an EV with that …

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Making Your Electric Service Better, Faster, Stronger

You expect safe, reliable electricity and we’re working hard to deliver it. Improving service means trimming trees, repairing underground cable and testing new overhead lines to keep your power on. Check out the video below to see us in action: Here’s a snapshot of the work we’re doing around Ohio: A Smarter Grid: Improving how power …

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Building a Smarter Grid

AEP Ohio is investing in new technologies to make the power grid more reliable and improve your service. Here’s a look at the enhancements that will simplify your life, save you energy and lower your bill.

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The Magic of DACR Technology Means Fewer Outages

DACR, short for Distribution Automation Circuit Reconfiguration, is a new technology that detects a power outage and automatically reroutes the power – minimizing the number of people impacted within minutes. Check out these videos to learn more about how this technology is an important part of our plan to build a better, faster and smarter …

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