AEP's Advice to the Public: Overhead Line Safety

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AEP's Advice to the Public: Overhead Line Safety

Look up for overhead power lines.
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Summary

Look up for overhead power lines. Overhead power lines are not insulated like household power cords. What may look like insulation is actually weatherproofing material. Never touch an overhead power line.

Coming in contact with power lines can easily lead to electrocution. If your ladder of piece of equipment touches an overhead line, both you and the equipment can become the path for the electricity. Learn about the potential dangers of overhead power lines by watching these short videos.

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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).

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Friday, July 22, 2011 - 8:30am
Keywords: Energy | AEP | American Electric Power | Electric Safety | How Electricity Works | Utility | public safety