The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many industries to experience inventory issues. Labor shortages nationwide are also impacting everything from package delivery to holiday shopping and more.
The electric utility industry is no exception. We’re currently experiencing limited delays in getting some materials, like transformers and overhead wire, as our manufacturing partners struggle to obtain necessary raw materials.
We’re taking proactive steps to review all scheduled work, substitute available materials when possible, and communicate with our suppliers to get updates on the timing and delivery of materials. The majority of our customers should not be affected.
It’s our job to keep the power on, and as always we’ll continue to restore power as quickly and safely as possible in the event of an outage. As we head into winter storm season, now is a great time to review your emergency preparedness plan and also ensure we have your best contact information at AEPOhio.com/Account.
We’re committed to updating you should anything change.