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  • 12/10/2005
    AEP Texas service crews worked through the night to restore power to customers in the Eagle Pass and Del Rio areas.  As of 11 a.m. Saturday morning, 1,100 customers in the Eagle Pass area and 400 customers in the Del Rio area still did not have power.

  • 12/9/2005
    Currently, 17,000 electric customers in the Del Rio/Eagle Pass area are without power due to a transmission line failure. It is estimated that customers will be brought back into service incrementally this morning. Currently, the estimated time for complete restoration is noon today.
  • 10/5/2005
    The massive electric power restoration effort in the wake of Hurricane Rita, now in its second week, includes 164 AEP Texas company and contract personnel from south and west Texas, along with more than 630 company and contract personnel from other parts of the 11-state American Electric Power (AEP) system.
  • 9/22/2005
    With Hurricane Rita threatening the Texas Gulf Coast, AEP Texas offers the following storm preparation and safety tips
  • 9/21/2005
    As Hurricane Rita approaches the Texas Gulf Coast, electric customers on life support systems are reminded to make arrangements now in case of a prolonged power outage.
  • 8/29/2005
    AEP Texas is sending 151 employees and company contractors from throughout its service area to assist with power restoration efforts in Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  • 7/22/2005
    AEP Texas and support crews have completed major service restoration efforts to all areas of the Rio Grande Valley affected by Hurricane Emily.   Activities have moved from the restoration phase to the cleanup phase.
  • 7/21/2005
    As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, approximately 750 electric consumers in the Rio Grande Valley were without power. This number is down from a peak number of 27,500 in the wake of Hurricane Emily. Service restoration has been completed in many areas of the Valley, and most, if not all outages associated with Hurricane Emily are expected to be completed by 9 p.m. Friday, if not sooner.
  • 7/21/2005
    As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, approximately 7,055 electric consumers in the Rio Grande Valley were without power. This number is down from a peak number of 27,500 in the wake of Hurricane Emily.  
  • 7/20/2005
    Hurricane Emily Release No. 5
    Charles Patton, AEP President and Chief Operating Officer, said about 95% of customers in the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Emily will have power restored by 9 p.m. Friday. “We want to give electric consumers a realistic restoration completion time so they can make necessary arrangements,” he said.
  • 7/20/2005
    Hurricane Emily Release No. 4
    Here are the outage numbers for the Rio Grande Valley as of 2 p.m. Wednesday.
  • 7/20/2005
    Hurricane Emily Release No. 3
    AEP Texas crews have begun restoring power in the Rio Grande Valley in the wake of Hurricane Emily. Currently, there are about 23,300 electric consumers without power.
  • 7/19/2005
    Hurricane Emily Release No. 2
    In anticipation of high winds, lightning and heavy rains from Hurricane Emily’s landfall later tonight,  AEP Texas cautions Rio Grande Valley residents to be mindful of downed power lines.
  • 7/18/2005
    As tropical weather threatens the South Texas coastline, residents on life support systems are reminded to make arrangements now in case of a prolonged power outage.
  • 6/17/2005
    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today announced five additional locations where it will invest in advanced equipment to continue to improve the environmental performance of its coal-fired power plants. These projects are part of the company’s previously announced plan to invest at least $3.7 billion in environmental retrofits through 2010.

  • 6/17/2005
    The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) on Thursday approved a settlement in the AEP Texas Central Company (TCC) rate case, which when coupled with earlier decisions in the case, results in a net decrease of $8.8 million in base rates charged to retail electric providers and wholesale transmission customers.

  • 5/27/2005
    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiary AEP Texas Central Co. (TCC) today submitted the company’s true-up filing to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) for a final determination of stranded costs and other true-up amounts as required by the Texas Electric Choice Act of 1999.
  • 5/19/2005
    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) subsidiary AEP Texas Central Company (TCC) completed the sale of its 25.2 percent share of the South Texas Project (STP) nuclear plant to STP co-owners Texas Genco LLC and CPS Energy (formerly City Public Service of San Antonio) for approximately $314 million. AEP will use the proceeds from the sale to reduce capitalization at AEP Texas Central Company.

  • 3/30/2005
    SAN JUAN, TEXAS, Mar. 30, 2005--- AEP Texas, a unit of American Electric Power, will join the Pharr San Juan Alamo Independent School District (PSJA ISD) in sponsoring two Patsy Torres Positive Force concerts for students at LBJ, Liberty, Austin, Alamo and San Juan middle schools.   The concerts will take place at 9:30 a.m., and 12:30 a.m., Thursday, Mar. 31, at the Oso Dome, located at 1229 South Road, in San Juan.
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