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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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Major Winter Storm: 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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Downed Lines: Stay Away, Stay Alive

It’s important to remember that all downed lines are dangerous— they carry an electric current that can cause serious or even fatal injuries. Please take a few minutes to review these critical safety reminders should you ever find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation. What if I see a downed line? Don’t touch it or …

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Honoring Black Contributions In Energy

One way we’re celebrating Black History is by acknowledging the contributions of some inspiring men and women who have made a difference in the energy industry. Hazel O’Leary Hazel O’Leary served as the seventh United States Secretary of Energy. She was the first woman and the first African American to hold this position. Hazel changed …

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How Energy Advisors Can Help Your Business

Did you know there are many ways electrification can benefit your business’s bottom line? AEP Ohio has a team of experts dedicated to helping your business find ways to meet its sustainability goals — and optimize energy use along the way. Curious where to start and how we can help? Check out this quick Q&A to …

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