November 25, 2014 9:11 PM ET

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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

1,542 Employees

Phone:

614-716-1000

Key Executives for Ohio Power Company

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer
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 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.

AEP Ohio Announces $29 Million Barnesville Area Improvement Plan

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 existing 69-kilovolt (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.

AEP Ohio Announces Plans for New Substation in Jefferson County

AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company are taking steps to improve electric service in Jefferson County. The plan includes construction of a new 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission substation in Wells Township. The company plans to construct the new estimated 1.6-acre Gable Substation about 10 miles southwest of Steubenville, Ohio. Gable Substation will allow AEP Ohio to increase the reliability of the electric transmission grid. The new substation will reduce the likelihood of outages and speed restoration by dividing the existing transmission lines into smaller sections. AEP can also better direct the flow of electric power with the installation of the Gable Substation.

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