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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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Q&A with Engineering Director Emeka Okafor

Emeka Okafor has 14 years of experience in the utility industry, including stints with Indiana Michigan Power (a sister company to AEP) and Duke Energy. He returned to AEP Ohio in 2019 to lead our engineering department. In honor of National Engineers Week we talked with Okafor about engineering at AEP Ohio and the future …

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Severe Winter Weather: What You Need to Know

We’re continuing to closely monitor the path of the incoming winter weather. Our crews are ready to respond if outages occur. Here’s what you need to know to be prepared.  Before the Storm  Decide now what you’ll do if there’s an extended power outage. Check with those who are elderly or have medical conditions to …

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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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