George Hiotis

AEP Asking Customers To Reduce Power

by George Hiotis on July 3, 2012 at 9:18 am

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.