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5 Questions with 50-Year Lineworker Mike Wise

Lineworker Mike Wise is celebrating 50 years with AEP – all at the Van Wert Service Center. We talked to him about why he loves AEP Ohio and what drives his dedication. What brought you to AEP? I started at the Van Wert service building right out of high school. I was 18. I worked …

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Powering Through Summer Storms: What You Need To Know

Summer storms are unpredictable and can happen in a flash. Many of us have seen that beautiful blue sky quickly fade when a summer storm rolls in. When storms damage power lines, our crews work hard to get your power back on. Here’s what you need to know to help you stay safe, prepared and …

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Meet the New ‘Backyard Bucket’

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 — better known as the backyard bucket — a vehicle that is smaller and taller than similar models. What makes the backyard bucket unique is its extended reach …

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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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