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Set Your Energy Resolutions with Your Energy Advisor

Winter can bring unexpected surprises. But, don’t let it bring down your expectations for energy savings. This year, work with an AEP Ohio Energy Advisor to set your small business energy resolutions –– they can help keep you get out of the red when it comes to your energy usage. Here are a few of …

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A Tree Lights Up McConnelsville

It’s a return to tradition in McConnelsville, Ohio this year as American Electric Power employees and partners raised a giant tree on the town commons. Strung with lights and topped with a star, the 35- to 40-foot-tall evergreen was given to the town as a gift for the holidays. AEP Ohio’s McConnelsville Service Center wanted …

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town … on a Motorcycle in New Philadelphia

Spotting Santa and his sleigh is tricky, especially if it’s not Christmas Eve. But here’s an inside tip: he’s been regularly cruising the streets of New Philadelphia since Thanksgiving, and kids lucky enough to spot him will come away with a toy, too. April Leighliter, an AEP Ohio meter clerk in Gahanna (and one of …

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Sean Dugan Didn’t See Evidence of a Pole Fire. But He Kept Looking.

On the night of Sept. 10, Columbus Line Crew Supervisor Sean Dugan responded to a report of a pole fire in Southeast Columbus. Any burning equipment would have been immediately visible in the darkness but, when Dugan arrived at the intersection, nothing was glowing. He took out his flashlight and began diligently inspecting the area …

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High Winds Predicted; Crews Ready to Respond

Meteorologists are predicting high winds Wednesday afternoon into Thanksgiving morning that could threaten our power lines and equipment. Crews are on alert and ready to respond if power outages occur. We know outages are frustrating, especially during a holiday centered around food and family gatherings. If outages do occur, please know our crews will work …

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Say Hello to the Mini-Jarraff, AEP Ohio’s Newest Tree Trimmer

What’s yellow, has a long neck and likes munching on foliage in tall trees? A giraffe, yes … and also a Mini-Jarraff, an urban tree-trimming vehicle that’s making line clearance safer and easier for AEP Ohio’s forestry team. The Mini-Jarraff is designed for Right of Way maintenance in neighborhoods and city streets. It has a …

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