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February 25, 2024
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PJM, AEP Address Ohio PUC on June Storms, Power Cuts
Surge in Demand Followed Storm Damage, Forcing AEP to Reduce Load
Ohio utility regulators on Wednesday questioned top PJM and AEP Ohio executives about the problems that led the utility to cut power to more than 120,000 Columbus customers during the elevated temperatures following a damaging  derecho and two tornadoes in mid-June.
Ohio utility regulators on Wednesday questioned top PJM and AEP Ohio executives about the problems that led the utility to cut power to more than 120,000 Columbus customers during the elevated temperatures following a damaging  derecho and two tornadoes in mid-June. | Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
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Powerful June storms and demand surges in central Ohio forced AEP to cut power to 150,000 customers to prevent further system damage, company executives say.
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