Dig Safe - April is National Safe Digging Month

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Dig Safe - April is National Safe Digging Month

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 11:00am

April is National Safe Digging Month. If you have underground electric lines, never start a digging project without knowing where the lines are located. Call 811 before you dig to avoid serious injury, expenses or possible penalties.

This factsheet explains the 811 process.

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).