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Portable Generator Safety Tips

Portable generators can be useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but also can be hazardous if they aren’t isolated properly. To properly isolate portable generators, be careful you never connect it to an electrical outlet. Instead, appliances should be connected directly to the generator. The easiest way to use a generator is …

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Energy Checkup: Improving the Efficiency of Your Business

Energy is an important business resource, and a cost worth managing. Whether you’re looking for simple efficiency upgrades or developing a long-term improvement plan, an energy audit or assessment will help you diagnose the right strategies for saving energy and money. It will also help you create a more comfortable business environment. When your business …

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Planting the Right Tree in the Right Place

Falling tree limbs are one of the most common causes of a power outage — a single branch can leave thousands of customers without power. That’s why AEP Ohio has a comprehensive program to manage tree brush that grows around power lines. By planting the right tree in the right place, you can help preserve your community’s …

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Severe Weather: When the Lights Go Out

When a severe storm is on the radar, our work begins well before the storm starts as we track incoming weather to keep a close eye on parts of our service territory that may be affected. When major storms damage power lines, we work hard to return power to the greatest number of customers as …

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After the Storm: How Your Power Gets Restored

Our work begins well before a storm starts as we track incoming weather to keep a close eye on parts of our service territory that may be impacted. After a storm hits, we assess the damage and determine staffing needs— sometimes coordinating crews from other parts of Ohio and other states to help with restoration …

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