Electricity takes quite a journey before it arrives at your home or business. It’s generated at a power plant, transported through a transmission system and distributed through power lines and equipment in your neighborhood. Learn more about how the transmission part of the journey happens and how to stay safe, especially around transmission towers and substations. This factsheet has all the details.
AEP – American Electric Power
AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).
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