AEP to Install New Smart Meters for Findlay Customers
AEP OHIO INSTALLING SMART METERS FOR MANY FINDLAY CUSTOMERS
GAHANNA, Ohio, April 8, 2019 — AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), will begin installing smart meters for many Findlay area customers in mid-April.
Smart meters provide multiple benefits:
- During a storm, AEP Ohio will have the ability to ping your meter to know if you still have power — helping determine where the outage issue may be centralized, leading to a faster restoration time.
- Smart meters send your electric usage data to AEP Ohio throughout the day — eliminating the need to access your property for meter reading and simplifying the billing process by doing away with estimated bills.
- Smart meters enable customer control through the It's Your Power App. The app will give you the power to manage and control your energy usage from your smartphone.
“AEP Ohio is working hard to bring the best technology to our customers,” said Raja Sundararajan, AEP Ohio president and chief operating officer. “Installing smart meters will allow us to continue our commitment to delivering reliable service, while providing our customers more information to better manage their energy usage and save money – without sacrificing comfort.”
Customers who will receive a smart meter are notified by mail and phone approximately two weeks ahead of the meter exchange. The installation process is simple and quick, with a brief power disruption of only a few minutes.
Smart meters are proven technology. In 2009, 132,000 AEP Ohio customers received smart meters as part of the company’s gridSMART demonstration project. Due to its success, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved AEP Ohio to install smart meters across its service territory.
For more information about smart meters and to find out if and when a specific address is slated for installation, visit AEPOhio.com/SmartMeter or contact the smart meter call center at 1-855-872-6446. See this Smart Meter 101 document for more information about smart meters.
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About AEP Ohio:
AEP Ohio delivers electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of AEP’s subsidiary Ohio Power Co. in Ohio. AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.American Electric Power based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP’s more than 17,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,300 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP’s family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide