PUCO Issues Report on Last Summer’s AEP Outages

The Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has issued a report on a series of power outages last summer in the hours following a strong thunderstorm. The OMA was among the organizations calling for an investigation.

This story by the Ohio Capital Journal notes that PUCO’s report criticizes AEP Ohio’s preparation for the event and its customer communications. While the report “largely gives the company a pass,” PUCO staff did take aim at AEP’s tree-trimming program. 1/4/2023