AEP Urges Customers to Use Portable Generators Safely

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AEP Urges Customers to Use Portable Generators Safely

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:00pm

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Millions of people were left without power after the June 29th storm. Power outages can cause inconveniences and many people choose to use portable generators while the power is out. AEP cautions customers to use generators safely.

If you use a portable or RV generator, do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators can "backfeed" electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers' instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator. For more generator safety tips, click here.

AEP - American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S.  AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).

 

 

Keywords: Energy | AEP Ohio | Appalachian Power | Indiana Michigan Power | June 29 storm | Kentucky Power | downed lines | generator dangers | generator safety | portable generator | storm restoration

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