AEP to Spend Millions Improving Electrical Grid to Prevent Another Massive Outage
This comes five months after the company's last failure to protect its customers
Winter is right around the corner and those who lost power during this summer's large storm, coupled with a heatwave, are wondering if another massive outage could happen again when the temperatures dip below freezing.
Five months after the American Electric Power outage in June that left 170,000 customers in Franklin County without power, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has yet to release a report about the outages as promised.
“PUCO staff’s investigation regarding the central Ohio power outages remains ongoing," said Brittany Waugaman of PUCO's Office of Public Affairs. "There is not a final timeline on when the report will be published, but when it is, it will be made publicly available."
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