More than 700 students had the day off of school to learn about the environment and our local electricity plant.
"Earth Day is an event that the plant looks forward to all year. We plan for this and have 11 different schools that participate in Earth Day. We have 22 activities and 22 busses that are either here on site back in what we call our 40 acre field back here behind the plant," said Angela Larrick, Electrical Processor at AEP.
American Electric Power wants to make its customers pick up the $61.8 million dollar tab for repairs resulting from last summer’s severe storms. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the reimbursement request the company filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is one of the largest ever in the State. It would cost about $3.00 a month for a typical household and would be paid for a year. That works out to about a 2-percent rate increase. AEP’s...
American Electric Power is urging its customers to conserve electricity Tuesday afternoon or risk further outages. AEP is still working to restore power to about 287,000 residents, the majority in central and southeastern Ohio. The company said unless usage drops Tuesday afternoon it will be forced to take circuit’s offline which would cause additional outages. AEP is asking for energy reductions until 7 p.m.