Did you lose power?
There was a power outage for more than a half an hour for approximately 962 customers of AEP Ohio in the City of Athens on Wednesday.
AEP wants regulators to lower reliability standards to allow for longer, more frequent outages - WOUB Public Media
GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) — Thousands are without power in Gahanna Thursday afternoon after powerlines went down in the area and power might not be restored until the evening. A spokesperson with Gahanna police told NBC4 a semi-truck crashed into powerlines around 10:30 a.m. on Goshen Lane and West Johnstown Road. Goshen Ln. remains closed while […]
Hurricane Ian knocked out power for millions in Florida. CBS News' Lana Zak and Tanya Rivero speak with Melissa Seixas, the Florida state president of Duke Energy, about efforts to restore power.
Six months after invading Ukraine, Russian forces are controling Zaporizhzhia, Europe's largest nuclear power plant. On Thursday, the plant was disconnected from the power grid for the first time ever. Debra Patta speaks to Energy Minister German Galushchenko about the potentially dangerous situation.
Power being restored in central Ohio after Sunday storms | NBC4 WCMH-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — More than 700 customers are without power in central and southern Ohio as the restoration continues after strong thunderstorms moved through the region Sunday. AEP, the power company which provides power for most of the region, is reporting 716 customers without power as of 8:30 a.m. 279 of those outages are […]
UPDATED, 2:09 p. m. 7/7/22.
Columbus Urban League helping AEP customers apply for reimbursement up to $500 | NBC4 WCMH-TV Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Thousands of Central Ohioans who went without power are still recovering from last week’s outages. AEP is working with the Columbus Urban League (CUL) to reimburse those individuals through an online application on the CUL website. Those who apply have the chance to receive up to $500 for any lost goods […]
Ohio power outage: AEP to provide $1 million for residents affected by outages Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – AEP Ohio has announced Friday it will provide a $1 million fund to help reimburse residents who experienced widespread power outages. The announcement came after customers complained, finding out AEP previously considered them ineligible to file a claim for spoiled food in refrigerators, and NBC4 heard from lawmakers and other groups […]
Ohio power outage: Blackouts vs. brownouts and which AEP picked Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal
AEP Ohio had to take certain steps to reduce or cut power altogether at the order of its regional overseer, PJM Interconnection, to avoid a more widespread power grid failure. Electrical companies refer to the practice of reducing power strain as load shedding, and there are two ways the utility providers can do it: brownouts or blackouts.
Are you affected? Leave your comment below.
Tweets from Athens, Ohio
Power Outage FAQs
What is Power Outage?
Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.
What Causes Power Outages?
- Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
- Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.
What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?
- Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
- Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
- Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
- Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.