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  • 12/17/2013
    A maintenance outage is planned between 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the Bruni substation so a repaired transformer can be placed back in service.
  • 12/9/2013
    (AUSTIN, TEXAS) Dec. 9, 2013 - Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) has energized the last of seven 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line projects associated with the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) initiative in west Texas.
  • 11/28/2013
    AEP Texas crews made significant progress on Thanksgiving in reducing the number of remaining outages in west Texas in the aftermath of the last weekend's ice storm. As of 4 p.m. today, the total of remaining outages had dropped to approximately 140 as compared with 470 this morning and 7,300 at the peak of the outages.
  • 11/28/2013
    AEP Texas crews will work through the Thanksgiving holiday, as well as the weekend to restore power to customers in west Texas who remain without electric service. As of 9:30 Thursday morning, the number of outages had dropped to approximately 470, as compared to around 640 the night before. The number of outages caused by last weekend's ice storm peaked at approximately 7,300.
  • 11/27/2013
    AEP Texas crews continued efforts to address individual outages and pockets of outages in very remote areas of west Texas in the aftermath of last weekend's ice storm. Since the number of outages peaked at 7,300, crews have restored power to all but approximately 640 customers as of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
  • 11/27/2013
    AEP Texas crews are now focusing service restoration efforts on individual outages and pockets of outages in very remote areas of west Texas in the aftermath of last weekend's ice storm. Since the number of outages peaked at 7,300, crews have restored power to all but approximately 1,000 customers as of 11 a.m. Wednesday morning
  • 11/26/2013
    AEP Texas crews made significant progress on Tuesday in efforts to restore electric service to areas of west Texas hit by last weekend's ice storm. Crews are now focusing on pockets of outages in very remote areas where rough terrain makes their efforts very treacherous. As of 9 p.m., approximately 950 customers remained without power as a result of the storm
  • 11/23/2013
    AEP Texas is making contingency plans as icy, winter weather has the potential to cause widespread power outages across West Texas.
  • 11/23/2013
    As extremely cold temperatures approach, AEP Texas reminds electricity users to keep safety in mind when taking steps to keep warm, especially when using space heaters.
  • 11/8/2013
    AEP Texas reminds area electricity consumers that scam artists posing as electric company personnel are continuing to call customers telling them they are behind on their electric bill and threatening to disconnect their electric service. The customer is then told to purchase a "Green Dot" prepaid debit card or other type of reloadable debit card, load the card with money, and then provide the serial number from the card. Otherwise, they are told their electricity will be shut off.
  • 8/5/2013
    (AUSTIN, TEXAS) Aug. 5, 2013 - Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) has energized the first of seven 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line projects associated with the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative in west Texas.
  • 8/1/2013
    (CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) Aug. 1, 2013 - AEP Texas, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today announced a financing partnership that will promote regional economic development while providing necessary capital for the company to connect new customers moving into its service territory and modernize its transmission and distribution system.
  • 7/8/2013
    (AUSTIN, TEXAS) July 8, 2013 - Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) and Sharyland Utilities L.P. (Sharyland) have filed a joint application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to amend their Certificates of Convenience and Necessity to construct the Cross Valley Project, a proposed 345-kilovolt transmission line in portions of Hidalgo and Cameron counties in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
  • 6/20/2013
    By 3 a.m. Thursday morning, AEP Texas crews and contractors had restored electric service to all remaining customers who lost power as a result of the thunderstorms that swept through the Abilene area with 80-mph winds on Monday evening.
  • 6/19/2013
    Even as AEP Texas crews were completing the restoration of power in the Abilene area in the aftermath of Monday evening's storm, a new storm swept into the area Wednesday afternoon taking the number of outages from a low of around 140 up to approximately 1,700. By 5:15 p.m., AEP Texas had reduced the number of outages back down to the earlier 140 outages.
  • 6/19/2013
    As of 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, the number of outages in the Abilene area hovered around 430 as AEP Texas crews continue to restore power in the aftermath of the Monday evening thunderstorms. The number of outages reached 24,500 around 9:15 Monday evening but have declined steadily since then. Restoration of service for most, if not all customers, is anticipated by late this evening, if not sooner for many customers.
  • 6/18/2013
    As of 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, AEP Texas service crews continue working to restore power to the remaining 875 Abilene area customers still without power. Restoration of service for an additional 225 customers is anticipated by late this evening. Service restoration to all remaining customers without power is anticipated by Wednesday evening.
  • 6/18/2013
    AEP Texas brought in 140 American Electric Power employees and contractors from surrounding areas to assist the 60 local AEP Texas service techs working to restore power in the Abilene area in aftermath of Monday's storm. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, AEP Texas service crews continue working to restore power to the remaining 1,200 Abilene area customers still without power. AEP Texas is projecting that 98 percent of those 1,200 customers will see power restored by late tonight, if not sooner.
  • 6/18/2013
    As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, AEP Texas service crews continue working to restore power to approximately 2,000 Abilene area customers following high winds, rain and lightning occurring early Monday evening. AEP Texas is projecting that 98 percent of those 2,000 customers will see their power restored by late tonight, if not sooner.
  • 6/18/2013
    As of 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, 1,750 Abilene area customers remained without electric service in the wake of high winds, rain and lightning that blanketed the areas early Monday evening. The number of outages reached 24,500 at one point, as AEP Texas crews worked to restore power and complete initial damage assessments.
  • 6/18/2013
    AEP Texas crews continue restoration of service to Abilene area

    AEP Texas crews continue to make progress in restoring electric service to Abilene area residents following high winds, rains and lightning that hit the area early Monday evening. Service crews have reduced the number of outages from 24,500 as of 9:15 p.m. to around 17,780 as of 11 p.m., according to AEP Texas External Affairs Manager Greg Blair. Dyess Air Force Base was among the facilities without power as of 11:20 p.m.; however, restoration of service was expected to be completed within the next few hours, if not sooner.
  • 6/17/2013
    AEP Teas has called in all available local service crews and crews from surrounding areas to respond to outages caused by high winds, rain and lightening that swept through the Abilene area earlier this evening.
  • 5/16/2013
    AUSTIN, TEXAS, May 16, 2013 --The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) unanimously approved May 9 an application by Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (ETT) for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to build a 345-kV transmission line from the Laredo area into the Rio Grande Valley.
  • 4/29/2013
    Recently, there have been reports of persons claiming to represent AEP Texas, demanding bill payment from unsuspecting customers. AEP Texas DOES NOT bill residential customers for electric usage and would never demand payment in person from a customer.
  • 4/26/2013
    AEP Texas has been cited by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2013 Tree Line USA utility for its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care within its 97,000-square-mile service area in south and west Texas.
  • 1/11/2013
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 10, 2013 - American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) and its utility subsidiaries were honored today by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for their efforts to restore power and assist other electric utilities in restoring power following two severe weather events in 2012. AEP is the parent corporation of AEP Texas. EEI is the association of shareholder-owned electric utility companies.
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