Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power

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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power

Keeping the public safe around electricity is a priority for AEP. We work to proactively educate various at-risk public groups such as first responders, commercial contractors and children about the potential dangers of electricity. We conduct proactive outreach and offer numerous resources and online tools, including an electrical safety e-learning module, videos and factsheets about electrical safety.

Informing the public about how to properly handle certain situations involving electric is important.  Recent severe weather conditions have caused downed power lines and we want you to know what to do if you come across a downed wire.  Do you know what to do if a power is down in your front yard?  Today's tough economic conditions are resulting in AEP experiencing an increase is copper theft.  Copper theft is not only illegal, it can cause severe injury or even death.  Please don't go near distribution poles, power lines or electrical substations.

This series of five chapters will introduce to electricity, how it is generated, how it arrives at your home or business and provides key safety tips.  We invite you to watch each of the short videos and learn about this vital resource.

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Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power: Electricity and Your Home or Business
This chapter discusses important electrical safety tips that should be followed at home and at work. Click here to view Chapter Five: Electricity's Journey   About 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...
Jul 15, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power: Anatomy of a Distribution System
Anatomy of a Distribution System is Chapter Three in the Anatomy of an Electric System video series. This chapter discusses how electricity is routed to your residence or business, explains the equipment on an electric distribution pole and related safety hazards, including what to do if an electric line falls on your vehicle. Click here to view Chapter Four: Electricity and Your Home or Business...
Jul 14, 2011 3:00 PM ET
Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power: Anatomy of a Transmission System
Chapter Two of AEP's An Anatomy of an Electric System  explains the role of tranmission lines and details basic safety precautions around transmission lines and substations. Click here to view Chapter Three: Anatomy of a Distribution System   About AEP - American Electric Power AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in...
Jul 14, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Electrical Public Safety at American Electric Power: Electricity 101
Taking chances with electricity can cause injury or even death. Want to learn more about electricity and how to avoid potential electrical hazards? The Anatomy of an Electric System is a series of five videos that explain in easy-to-understand terms how electricity works and important safety measures that you need to understand to protect yourself and your family.  Chapter One, Electricity 101,...
Jul 13, 2011 4:45 PM ET

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