PUCO Schedules Power Outage Review for July 13

COLUMBUS, OHIO (June 29, 2022) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) announced today officials with AEP Ohio, AEP Transmission, and PJM Interconnection will appear before the Commission on July 13 to discuss this month’s electric power outages. 

“The PUCO’s mission is to assure access to reliable utility services. Consistent with our mission, the PUCO will conduct a review of the outages, why and where the outages occurred, the impact on vulnerable populations, communication efforts, the decision-making surrounding the forced outages, the timeline of events, and what can be done to better protect or assist consumers in the future,” stated PUCO Chair Jenifer French. 

The meeting will take place immediately following the Commission’s regularly scheduled 1:30 p.m. public meeting on July 13, 2022, located at 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 in hearing room 11-B. The meeting is open to the public and will also be livestreamed on the PUCO’s YouTube channel

Read PUCO Chair Jenifer’s June 15 statement announcing the review of outages 

Read invitation letters 

Read Governor Mike DeWine’s statement