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March 27, 2015 8:31 AM ET

Electric Utilities

Company Overview of Ohio Power Company

Company Overview

Ohio Power Company is engaged in the transmission and distribution of electric power in Ohio. The company serves various industries, including primary metals, chemicals and allied products, health services, electronic machinery, petroleum refining, and rubber and plastic products. It serves approximately 1,464,000 retail customers. The company was founded in 1907 and is based in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio Power Company is a subsidiary of American Electric Power Co., Inc.

1 Riverside Plaza

Columbus, OH 43215

United States

Founded in 1907

1,516 Employees

Phone:

614-716-1000

Key Executives for Ohio Power Company

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
Age: 46
Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Secretary
Age: 66
Assistant Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ohio Power Company Key Developments

AEP Ohio Unveils New Electrical Surge Coverage

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, has announced that it will offer residential customers who rent the option of obtaining protection to repair or replace electrical products damaged due to power surges. This new coverage is one of several service plans offered by the company's home warranty program announced in May 2014, through its partnership with HomeServe USA. The roll out will be conducted in phases, first to rental customers, and then expanded to include homeowners later 2015.

Ohio Power Company Unveils New Pet Zone Cat Toys

Ohio Power Company has launched new products in its line of Pet Zone cat toys, which include the Pet Zone Pounce House Cat Tunnel, Pet Zone Romp-A-Round Floor Toy, Pet Zone KittyKicker, and Pet Zone Catnip Crinkle Disks. The new Pet Zone Pounce House Cat Tunnel provides the perfect place for a feline's favorite pastimes, whether they be snoozing, running, pouncing or chasing. Plus, the Pounce House is portable and collapsible for easy storage. With dimensions of 60" long and 10" wide, the cat tunnel provides ample space for hiding. It also features an adorable peep-hole for quick getaways. The vinyl tunnel has bright colors, is easy to clean, and is durable enough to withstand even the most energetic cats. The Pet Zone Romp-A-Round Floor Toy provides a multi-sensory play experience with many stimulating options. Cats can chase the jingling balls around the track and swat the 360-degree spinning feather toy.

AEP Ohio Plans to Invest $29 Million to Upgrade its Electric Transmission Infrastructure in Eastern Ohio

AEP Ohio plans to invest $29 million to upgrade its electric transmission infrastructure in eastern Ohio. The Barnesville Area Improvement Project involves rebuilding and upgrading approximately 32 miles of existing power lines. The project traverses Marion and Beaver townships in Noble County, Millwood Township in Guernsey County, and Warren, Goshen and Smith townships in Belmont County. The last major reinforcement in this area was done more than 60 years ago. The existing 69-kV facilities were built in the 1940s. These will be replaced with 138-kV lines and structures that are somewhat taller and of heavier construction. This will allow the lines to carry more current. Routing and construction details will be determined after additional field work is done. The company anticipates completion of this project in 2019. The Barnesville Area Improvement Project will help ensure the continued reliability of the transmission system, which is vital not only to AEP Ohio's current customers but also to support the development of the area's economy. As part of being a good neighbor, AEP Ohio will engage residents affected by the project to explain the need, review options and gather feedback. The company plans to talk with property owners starting as soon as next month. The company will also host a few public information open houses next year.

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