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  • 12/29/2009
    Kentucky Power Company, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, today filed a base rate case with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (KPSC) seeking $123.6 million in rate relief from its customers. It is the first base rate increase the company has requested since September 2005.
  • 12/21/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 53,250 customers affected by this past weekend’s devastating snow storm. At the peak of outage cases, approximately 80,000 customers lost power as heavy, wet snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area and caused extensive damage to utility poles, cross arm structures and electrical wire. With the assistance of approximately 1,200 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers. Since the height of storm outages, approximately one-third of all customers affected have been restored to service.
  • 12/20/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to customers following a major winter snow storm that dumped wet, heavy snow across the entire region Friday and Saturday. At the height of the snow storm, one of the worst in the company’s history, almost 80,000 customers lost electricity service. While crews work diligently to assess and repair outage cases, progress has been slow as poor road conditions and downed trees have made travel and access to some areas difficult. As the weather clears and outside resources continue to arrive, greater restoration progress is expected. At 3 PM today, 64,189 customers remained without power.
  • 12/19/2009
    A strong winter storm that began yesterday and lasted through the day today continued to cause power outages for Kentucky Power customers. The storm’s wet, heavy snow caused almost 80,000 customers to lose electricity service as snow-laden trees and tree branches snapped and fell across power lines and utility poles. At 9 PM today, 70,239 customers remained without power.
  • 12/19/2009
    A strong winter storm packing rain and wet, heavy snow covered Kentucky Power’s service area Friday and Friday night leading to power outages for approximately 70,000 customers. The snow continues to fall this morning and even more power outages can be expected. The storm has caused extensive damage to power equipment as snow-laden trees and tree branches snapped and fell across power lines and utility poles.
  • 12/9/2009
    cA severe rain and wind storm knocked out electricity service to approximately 12,000 Kentucky Power company customers today as high winds moved across the company’s eastern Kentucky service area. The powerful storm caused extensive damage to power lines, utility poles and other electrical equipment leading to numerous outage cases.
  • 8/17/2009
    Kentucky Power customers who use its website to conduct business or obtain information will notice an enhanced and more user-friendly site following the recent introduction of a revised "kentuckypower.com."
  • 7/2/2009
    Kentucky Power announced today that it is among the first utilities in the Commonwealth to prepare and submit an emergency action plan (EAP) for an ash impoundment at an electricity generation facility. Company officials recently presented a copy of that plan to Sec. Len Peters of Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.
  • 5/8/2009
    A series of severe storms knocked out electricity service to thousands of Kentucky Power customers today as high winds moved across the region. At the height of the storm damage approximately 15,000 customers were without power The storm caused extensive damage to Kentucky Power’s electrical facilities ranging from downed power lines to broken utility poles to downed trees and tree limbs across power lines.
  • 2/13/2009
    Kentucky Power continues restoration efforts to approximately 5,230 customers after a severe wind storm crossed Kentucky Power’s service territory Wed., Feb. 11. At the height of outage cases, approximately 38,800 Kentucky Power customers were without electricity service. The storm’s high winds caused extensive damage to power company facilities and equipment as trees and tree branches fell across power lines, utility poles and support structures broke and wires fell to the ground.
  • 2/13/2009
    FRANKFORT, KY Kentucky Power continues restoration efforts to approximately 8,150 customers after a severe wind storm crossed Kentucky Power’s service territory Wed., Feb. 11. At the height of outage cases, approximately 38,800 Kentucky Power customers were without electricity service. The storm’s high winds caused extensive damage to power company facilities and equipment as trees and tree branches fell across power lines, utility poles and support structures broke and wires fell to the ground.
  • 2/13/2009
    Kentucky Power continues restoration efforts to approximately 11,700 customers after a severe wind storm crossed Kentucky Power’s service Wed., Feb. 11. At the height of outage cases, approximately 38,800 Kentucky Power customers were without electricity service. The storm’s high winds caused extensive damage to power company facilities and equipment as trees and tree branches fell across power lines, utility poles and support structures broke and wires fell to the ground.
  • 2/12/2009
    Kentucky Power continued restoration efforts to approximately 14,700 customers this evening after a severe wind storm crossed Kentucky Power’s service territory late yesterday. At the height of outage cases, approximately 38,800 Kentucky Power customers were without electricity service. The storm’s high winds caused extensive damage to power company facilities and equipment as trees and tree branches fell across power lines, utility poles and support structures broke and wires fell to the ground.
  • 2/12/2009
    Kentucky Power line crews continued restoring power to approximately 24,800 customers after a dangerous storm packing high winds moved across Kentucky Power’s service territory late Wednesday afternoon. At the height of outage cases, the company had approximately 38,800 customers lose power. The storm’s high winds caused extensive damage to power company facilities and equipment as trees and tree branches fell across power lines, utility poles and support structures broke and wires fell to the ground.
  • 2/12/2009
    A damaging storm packing dangerous and extremely high winds moved across Kentucky Power’s service territory area late Wednesday afternoon causing approximately 38,800 customers to lose power. The strong winds continued throughout the overnight hours leading to additional outage cases as tree and tree branches fell across power lines, utility poles and support structures broke and wires fell to the ground.
  • 2/11/2009
    A fast moving, severe storm packing extremely high winds moved across Kentucky Power’s eastern Kentucky service area late Wednesday afternoon causing approximately 37,000 customers to lose power. The storm caused extensive damage to Kentucky Power electrical facilities ranging from downed power lines to broken utility poles to downed trees and tree limbs across power lines.
  • 2/2/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 2,200 customers affected by this week’s devastating ice storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 33,200 customers lost power as ice and snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area. With the assistance of close to 1,000 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 2/1/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 2,640 customers affected by this week’s devastating ice storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 33,200 customers lost power as ice and snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area. With the assistance of more than 900 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 2/1/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 4,850 customers affected by this week’s devastating ice storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 33,200 customers lost power as ice and snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area. With the assistance of more than 900 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 1/31/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 6,300 customers affected by this week’s devastating ice storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 33,200 customers lost power as ice and snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area. With the assistance of more than 900 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers:
  • 1/31/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 9,760 customers affected by this week’s devastating ice storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 33,200 customers lost power as ice and snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area. With the assistance of more than 800 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 1/30/2009
    Kentucky Power continues efforts to restore power to approximately 10,695 customers affected by this week’s devastating ice storm. At the peak of outage cases, more than 33,200 customers lost power as ice and snow accumulated over the company’s 20-county service area. With the assistance of more than 800 restoration personnel, the company is working as safely and quickly as possible to restore service to customers.
  • 1/30/2009
    Kentucky Power, with the help of more than 800 outside personnel, continues restoring power to about 15,350 customers following this week’s devastating ice storm. As of this morning, about half of the customers originally affected by power outages have been restored. At the height of the outages, Kentucky Power had more than 33,200 customers without power.
  • 1/29/2009
    Kentucky Power continued to restore power to nearly 22,000 customers following Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s severe ice storm, one of the worst to ever hit the Commonwealth. At the height of the outages, Kentucky Power had more than 33,200 Kentucky Power lose electric service. Thick ice remains on trees throughout the area as temperatures stay below freezing. The weight of the ice continues to break branches across power lines and damage electrical equipment. The cold weather, roadway obstacles and snow have combined to make repairs difficult in many locations.
  • 1/29/2009
    Kentucky Power continues to restore power to thousands of customers following Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s severe snow and ice storm. At the height of the outages, more than 33,200 Kentucky Power customers lost electric service. By early today, company crews had restored power to nearly a third of those customers. Ice continues to cling to trees throughout the area as temperatures remain below freezing. The weight of the ice continues to stress trees and drop branches across power lines and equipment, hindering restoration efforts.
  • 1/28/2009
    Kentucky Power continues work to restore power to thousands of customers following Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s severe snow and ice storm. The storm caused more than 33,200 customers to lose power as ice-laden trees and tree branches fell across power lines and utility poles.
  • 1/28/2009
    A severe winter storm packing rain, sleet, ice and snow continued across Eastern Kentucky today causing more than 33,200 Kentucky Power customers to lose power. The storm caused and continues to cause extensive damage to power equipment as ice-laden trees and tree branches fall across power lines and utility poles knocking out power.
  • 1/28/2009
    A strong winter storm packing rain, sleet, ice and snow covered Kentucky Power’s service area all day Tuesday and into the night causing more than 31,700 customers to lose power. The storm caused and continues to cause extensive damage to power equipment as ice-laden trees and tree branches snapped and fell across power lines, bringing them down in some cases while breaking utility poles and causing electrical faults in others.
  • 1/22/2009
    A Teacher Vision Grant (TVG) from American Electric Power (AEP) and its Kentucky Power operating unit was recently presented to Michael Hopson, an educator at Belfry Area Technical Center in Phelps. The $500 grant provides funding to facilitate a sustainable energy systems project Hopson proposed under the TVG program.
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