AEP is not picking and choosing by neighborhood or economic status. There is no conspiracy. It really all comes down to their power grid.
It happens every time we have a widespread power outage with customers asking American Electric Power, why is my neighbor's power on and I'm next door without power?
AEP is not picking and choosing by neighborhood or economic status. There is no conspiracy. It really all comes down to their power grid. The neighbor that has power could have been served by a station or circuit that when repaired, could restore power to a thousand homes, while the next door neighbor could be powered by a station that when fixed, turned on 50 homes.They will go with the bigger group first.
There are territorial lines for a reason, and sometimes it all depends on where you are. AEP Senior Communications Shelly Clark says when power is lost, they do have priorities. Those are hospitals, nursing homes and first responders who are top of the list.
Clark and her family experienced the on-and-off situation with this outage. Her neighbor had power, he was phase 'B', her home was without, she is phase 'C'.
For AEP's restoration plan and priorities you can go to www.aepohio.com.