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Underground Network Goes High

AEP Ohio’s Underground Network team includes roughly 60 lineworkers: 40 in Columbus, 10 in Canton and a handful of supervisors. They typically perform their daily work, well, underground. Not so the weekend of April 10, when AEP Ohio underground network lineworkers were among a 20-man crew swapping transformers out of a downtown Columbus building nearly …

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A Day With Our Lineworkers

Each day, at 42 service centers across the state, more than 600 AEP Ohio lineworkers (plus even more contract lineworkers) fan out across our service territory to bring life to the electric grid. Across 1,000 communities and 10,000 square miles, they install new equipment, maintain our infrastructure and bring power back after storms and other …

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Technician Keeps Accident Scene Safe in Oak Hill

Wellston Technician Kris Irwin lost count of how many broken poles he saw during the February ice storm in southern Ohio. (“It was quite the experience. Definitely every other pole we pulled up to had snapped in half,” Irwin said.) He got so used to dealing with them that, just a few weeks later, when …

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Celebrating Women in Power

AEP Ohio has many amazing women in its ranks: engineers, mechanics, technicians, customer advocates, analysts, advisors and management, just to name a few. As we honor Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate a few of our team members who inspire us. Julie Sloat, AEP Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Inspired by the …

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It’s Not Luck: Canton Underground Celebrates 20 Injury-Free Years

Distribution System Supervisor Eric McCreery knows from his family ancestry a thing or two about the luck of the Irish. But you don’t reach 20 years of injury-free work by being lucky. McCreery’s underground network team in Canton is celebrating this significant Zero Harm milestone on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The team is a …

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A ‘99-Room Family’ Comes Together in Hurricane

The people of Hurricane, West Virginia, have been incredibly kind to our crews restoring power following icy storms that knocked out 97,000 Appalachian Power customers. Just one of many humbling examples is the generosity showed by the Wingate by Wyndham hotel. The hotel opened in February last year. Six weeks later it shut down because …

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