Stories tagged with: AEP

June 8, 2011 - 4:28pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

A major power outage in Muskingum County leaves thousands without electricity on one of the hottest days of the year.

American Electric Power Officials say around 11a.m. Wednesday a problem occurred when two transmission lines experienced an overload due to the high temperatures.

Officials say the lines then came in contact with some trees and knocked out service to more than 6,000 customers in the Zanesville area.

A helicopter is surveying the...

June 6, 2011 - 5:36pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

If you're an AEP customer, you might soon see a slight drop in your electric bill.

Palmer Energy, a company based out of Toledo, went in front of the Muskingum County Commissioners Monday to unveil an energy saving proposal for residents.

"It looks like from the bid or the quote they have so far, it's about a 3 percent savings on the generation portion of people's bills so about half of their bill would get about a three percent discount on the rate that's been negotiated so...

May 18, 2011 - 4:47pm
3 years 13 weeks ago

AEP's Conesville Plant hosted its annual outdoor education day in honor of Earth Day for local fifth and sixth graders.

Energy Production Supervisor Erich Skelley said they're all about education. More than 800 students from several area schools attended the event.

"Even though it isn't earth day officially on the calender, we schedule it around the teachers schedules and the things that they are trying to do. It's all about working with the schools too, not just picking the...

March 19, 2011 - 5:27pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

AEP is reporting approximately 3,000 people are without power in the areas of Coopermill Road, Luck, and Eppley Avenues.

AEP says the outage occured around 5:00 due to a mechanical fire at a sub station.

AEP is working to restore power to the affected residents and said electricity should be back on by 6:00 this evening.

March 15, 2011 - 1:42pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

American Electric Power Officials say around 100 customers in the Olde Falls Road area are without service.

AEP says the outage was reported around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday due to a car hitting a pole.

Crews are working on the problem and hope to have power restored to all customers by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday.


February 28, 2011 - 5:41pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

There are around 90 American Electric Power customers in the Zanesville area still without electricity Monday night.

AEP officials say around 40 customers in the Country Club Drive area are without service due to downed lines on West Drive.

Power should be restored to those customers by 7:00 p.m. Monday.

And around 45 customers in the Bridgeville area are without power.

Those customers should have power restored by...

February 28, 2011 - 7:14am
3 years 24 weeks ago

Strong storms Monday morning lead to power outages in our area.

Licking County is reporting that 8,374 customers of American Electric Power out without service.

Muskingum County 540 outages

Fairfield County reports 4,247 customers without service

 Coshocton County has 120 American Electric customers without service.

American Electric Power said while most customers should see power restored by this afternoon but some may not see service...

December 14, 2010 - 1:17pm
3 years 35 weeks ago

American Electric Power donates funds towards Zane State's new Advanced Science and Technology Center.

Representatives of the company presented the college with a check for $200,000 from the American Electric Power Foundation.

"Education and environment are two of their main goals," said Paul Prater community affairs manager at AEP. "This facility will help with those objectives.

Zane State College President Dr. Brown said the science and technology program...

October 6, 2010 - 4:55pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

With a cold bite in the air, it may be time to start running the furnace, and for people who are having trouble paying their electric bills, there is help available.

The Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor program is a partnership between American Electric Power and the dollar energy fund. It provides utility assistance grants to those who may be struggling.

"Anyone who has a disconnect on their AEP bill or their electric is shut off, can apply for the program," says Mindy...

June 7, 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

Local AEP customers can start applying this Thursday for a grant that could help them pay their mortgage, among other things.

Through this grant, the United Way is able to offer funding to residents of Muskingum, Morgan, and Perry counties.

"Well we're really excited. This is the second time we've received this Housing and Health Initiative grant from AEP and this grant is to help families who need help with their rent, their mortgage, and also in the health...

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