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Helping put the lights back on in Georgia and Virginia.

by on February 12, 2014

We’ve sent more than 350 employees and contractors to help put the lights back on in Georgia and Virginia.

We’re part of a group of power companies who agree to help one another when in need, usually after a significant weather event. It’s called Mutual Assistance. Why is Mutual Assistance important?

AEP Ohio trucks arrive in Virginia

AEP Ohio trucks arrive in Virginia

It gets the lights back on faster. The number of people it takes to restore power after a major storm far exceeds the needs of a utility’s day to day operations. Depending on the storm’s destruction, like today’s ice storm in the south, or the Derecho we experienced a few years back, it often takes many hundreds, or even thousands of line mechanics, tree crews and support folks to bring the lights back on.

Sometimes we need the help; other times we go to help others. Today we return the favor and go to help others. Line mechanics are committed to getting the power back on, no matter who needs the help. It’s what they do, it’s who they are. Thanks to all those who will work tirelessly in the days ahead to get the lights back on.

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