AEP Ohio has issued the followed safety warning:
Contact AEP Ohio immediately if you're using a generator.
Generators can cause backfeed on the electric distribution system, which can cause serious injury to line crews working to restore electric service.
Notifying AEP Ohio protects you and our line workers as they work to restore power.
Please call AEP Ohio at 1-800-672-2231 to report your generator.
For more information and tips for safe generator use, please visit the Outage and Safety tab on aepohio.com or click this link Be safe with
A few guidelines:
A portable generator provides electricity to specific equipment, such as appliances, during utility power outages. This equipment typically plugs directly into the generator.
Portable Generator Safety Tips
Portable generators can be useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but also can be hazardous if they aren't isolated properly. To
properly isolate portable generators, be careful you never connect it to an electrical outlet. Instead, appliances should be connected directly to