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Slay Energy Vampires and Save Money

Cut up to 25% of your electronics electricity usage by slaying energy vampires lurking around your home.  What is an “energy vampire?” It’s an appliance or electronic device that continues to suck energy while turned off or in stand-by mode. According to ENERGY STAR®, this stand-by power, also called phantom power or vampire power, costs …

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Remembering Mike Busch (1960-2021)

Mike Busch, a 39-year engineer with AEP Ohio, died Sunday, Sept. 5. He suffered a heart attack while hiking with his wife in Nevada as they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. He was 61. “It’s just a tragedy. He was such a kind-hearted person,” said senior engineering technologist Joe Straka, who worked with Busch for …

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Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating. Four adolescents at a lunchroom table eating.
Helping Fill the Hunger Gap

It is estimated that four in 10 people visiting a food bank now need assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insecurity has always been a major issue, but with the pandemic, it has only worsened. In 2021, 42 million people, including 13 million children, may be at risk of hunger. September is …

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Family of five sitting or standing around island countertop, talking and preparing food. Family of five sitting or standing around island countertop, talking and preparing food.
Be Prepared. Protect Against the Unexpected

Tornadoes, fires, flooding and other emergencies can sometimes occur with little to no warning. National Preparedness Month is in full swing and we want to take a moment to remind you about the importance of being prepared before a disaster unfolds. As Ben Franklin said, “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This …

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Meet Ned and Jed, AEP Ohio Storm Assessors

When Hurricane Ida’s 150-mile-per-hour winds ripped through Louisiana – and the storm failed to leave right away – it left a huge swath of devastation. With trees, poles and other equipment down everywhere, it can be difficult to know just how bad the damage is and what’s needed to get the power back on. Any …

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Belmont Line Crew Lends a Hand Following Car Crash

Called out for storm duty on Friday, Aug. 13, a Belmont line crew had just hit the road and had a long night ahead of them. That didn’t stop them from helping someone in need. About 200 customers were without power in the Belmont area following a storm, and nine lineworkers were gearing up to …

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