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  • 12/14/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, Dec. 14, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) filed today with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) a stipulated agreement in support of the company's expanded Purchase Power Agreement (PPA). The agreement will be signed or unopposed by 11 parties, including the PUCO staff, Sierra Club, Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, Ohio Energy Group, Ohio Hospital Association, Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition, as well as three competitive retail energy suppliers.
  • 12/2/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio - Dec. 2, 2015 - For many, the holiday season is a time for giving and spreading joy to others. The Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program, in partnership with AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), and Dollar Energy Fund, one of the largest hardship funds in the country, are making it possible to bring a little happiness to those in Ohio communities through a massive group effort.
  • 11/6/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, Nov. 6, 2015 - Electric system reliability improvements in southeast Ohio were the focus of a special presentation at Washington Electric Cooperative headquarters.
  • 10/1/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), Columbia Gas of Ohio and Athens County are partnering to launch a county-wide initiative to help residents and businesses reduce energy usage and costs through the Community Energy Savers program. The program officially begins today, the official start of Energy Awareness Month.
  • 8/4/2015
  • 7/16/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, July 16, 2015 - The theft of copper wire from AEP Ohio's electric distribution system in Belmont, Harrison and Jefferson counties is increasing the potential for local power outages, and creating dangerous situations for customers, the public and AEP Ohio workers. This type of activity is extremely dangerous - it kills. And it is illegal.
  • 7/7/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, July 7, 2015 - AMG Vanadium Inc. (AMG Vanadium) received a cash award today for more than $500,000 from AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), through the business incentive program that helps businesses purchase and install energy efficient equipment.
  • 6/11/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, June 10, 2015 - Over the past year, AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), has worked with artists in Nelsonville, Canton, Zanesville, Findlay and Columbus to turn five inefficient and vintage appliances into recycled, outdoor art installations for display at the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival June 12-14 (Booth 511c).
  • 4/29/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, April 29, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), honored 22 businesses, individuals and schools from throughout the state at its Energy Efficiency Awards event held yesterday at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus. The awards ceremony recognizes AEP Ohio's business customers and partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency. Awards were presented to winners in 12 categories (See list of winners and categories below).
  • 4/29/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, April 29, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), continues to work with artists around the state to educate customers about its Appliance Recycling Program. Kan Du Studio, an extension of Blanchard Valley Industries in Findlay, Ohio, was selected to turn a fourth, inefficient and recycled refrigerator into a work of art.
  • 4/27/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, April 27, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), offers an Average Monthly Payment (AMP) Plan to help customers manage their electric bills through a more consistent monthly payment based on actual electricity used.
  • 4/23/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio - April 23, 2015 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), and Columbia Gas of Ohio, a unit of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), with a prestigious 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award and a Market Leader Award for their continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.
  • 4/21/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, April 21, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), demonstrated its refrigerator recycling program today at Freedom Elementary School in Lima to talk about the benefits of recycling older, inefficient appliances. The school also received a new ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerator from AEP Ohio to help reduce annual energy costs.
  • 4/21/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, April 21, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is changing the way the company disburses residential refunds. Effectively immediately, residential customers who have a refund will be mailed a prepaid Visa card from CitiBank.
  • 3/26/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, March 26, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), in partnership with Advanced Energy, has launched a new energy efficiency program for electric motor rewinds.
  • 3/20/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, March 20, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative are taking steps to improve electric service in Marietta and the surrounding area. The plan includes construction of a new 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Noble and Washington counties.
  • 3/19/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, March 19, 2015 - AEP Ohio, an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), announced today its launch of an outage alert notification program where customers can sign up to receive information regarding power outages via text messages and/or email. The launch is part of continued customer experience enhancements AEP Ohio is making that began with a complete re-design of the company's website
  • 3/10/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, March 10, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), is pleased to announce Energy ProfileTM, an intuitive, fun and interactive new online energy audit that provides utility customers with a 21st century journey to energy savings. Complementing the recent launch of AEP Ohio's new website, Energy Profile is now available at
  • 3/3/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, March 3, 2015 - Beginning in early March, AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), will offer residential customers who rent the option of obtaining protection to repair or replace electrical products damaged due to power surges. This new coverage is one of several service plans offered by the company's home warranty program announced last May, through its partnership with HomeServe USA, a third-party home repair service provider.
  • 2/25/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, Feb. 25, 2014 - The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) ruled today on the Electric Security Plan (ESP) of AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP). According to company officials, the order provides for continued support of infrastructure investment efforts and recognizes the legality of a regulated utility establishing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The order, however, delays a decision on whether the company can include its Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) entitlement in the agreement.
  • 2/23/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2015 - AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) makes investing in qualified energy efficiency improvements even easier. AEP Ohio can connect eligible customers with experts in financing energy efficiency projects through its Efficient Financing pilot program.
  • 2/4/2015
    GAHANNA, Ohio, Feb. 04, 2015 - Valley Converting Co. received a check yesterday for $20,772.74 from AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), for its participation in the company's Continuous Energy Improvement (CEI) program. The program helps businesses identify and implement low cost/no cost measures and provides incentives to qualifying participants.
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