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The city of Columbus today announced the selection of AEP Energy as a partner in its cleaner energy initiative.

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State regulators have denied Columbus-based American Electric Power's plan to charge ratepayers a fee for what would be the largest solar project in Ohio.

Columbus based American Electric Power says it plans to invest nearly 10 million dollars to help build electric vehicle charging stations. 

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation opposing the renewal of state liquor licenses for seven local bars and carryouts, citing high levels of criminal activity.

A recent ruling in federal bankruptcy court could mean higher rates for millions of Ohio electricity customers.

Mercer County Sheriff's deputies say at least eight people were injured Sunday after a possible tornado touchtown in Celina.

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Former Central Ohio Transit Authority president and longtime American Electric Power executive William Lhota has died.

Power has been restored for more than 82 hundred Gahanna residents after a service outage last night.

Some AEP Ohio customers will see a credit on their electric bills this month. 

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Duke Energy and Columbus-based American Electric Power want to increase their monthly fixed charge that is paid before the meter starts running.

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Columbus-based American Electric Power is defending its proposal to raise customer rates.

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State energy regulators are considering a new plan from Columbus-based American Electric Power that would allow the utility to increase rates for customers.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says the city now has more than 367 million dollars in matching funds from public and private partnerships for its Smart Columbus initiative.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio earlier this week approved the second phase of Columbus-based American Electric Power's plan to install smart meters across most of its service territory.

Power has been restored to the 6 thousand people who lost service last night on the south and east sides.

Finance reports show the campaign to get voters to approve the Columbus City Schools levy on next week's ballot has raised nearly 436 thousand dollars.

Consumer groups are appealing the Public Utility Commission of Ohio's decision to increase rates to guaranteed profits for Akron-based FirstEnergy's coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

Nearly two thousand American Electric Power customers in Lancaster are still in the dark after losing service last night when a substation went offline.

Campaign finance reports show Columbus' corporate community is heavily backing the organized opposition to the August ballot issue expanding the size of Columbus City Council.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says the controversial power purchase agreements allowing two Ohio utilities to impose short-term rate increases cannot take effect until the agency approves them.

Regulators Set To Vote On Rate Hike For AEP And First energy

Mar 30, 2016

State regulators are set to vote tomorrow on a multi-billion-dollar rate hike proposal from two electric utilities that critics call a coal plant bailout.

Alternative energy supporters have organized a campaign against two proposed agreements that they call coal-plant bailouts.

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Utilities, energy officials and environmental advocates are debating a proposal that would set the stage for the future of energy in Ohio.

A deal between an environmental group and Columbus-based American Electric Power could change the future landscape of energy generation for the company. 

LeVeque Tower in downtown Columbus is without power at this hour.

Akron-based FirstEnergy is pushing a plan that would result in higher electric bills for the next three years.

Granville zoning officials have approved a Denison University plan to put solar panels in its Biological Reserve.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has rejected Columbus-based American Electric Power's proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal-fired plants.

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Columbus City Council last night approved an 813.9 million dollar municipal budget for this year.

AEP Releases Cause Of February Explosions

Sep 2, 2014

Columbus-based American Electric Power says explosions in downtown Columbus last February happened when insulation material on electricity cables broke down because of water, salt and other factors.