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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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My Power is Off and AEP Says I Need to Make Repairs. Why?

A storm brought down a tree in your yard. Electrical equipment on your property was badly damaged. AEP Ohio crews have fixed the power lines and installed a new utility pole … but you’re told you’ll need to make additional repairs before power can be restored. So what gives?! This situation sometimes occurs because AEP …

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Plan Before You Plant

At AEP Ohio, we love trees. We just hate power outages. And, like you, we appreciate the outdoors and understand your desire to plant new trees when the weather permits. Your local nursery can help you find the right tree for the right place. Armed with the info below, let them know how far away …

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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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VIDEOS: A Day in the Life of a Lineworker

What does it take to be an AEP Ohio lineworker? Well, a strong cup of coffee and a fierce commitment to safety are musts. To celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day, we’re following experienced lineworker Steve Baehr as he spends the day keeping the lights on for our customers. (Part 1 of 5)   Regulators. Crossarms. Bypass …

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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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