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American Electric Power

  • American Electric Power (AEP) serves 5.3 million customers in over 3,000 communities across 11 states. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Its service territory is over 200,000 square miles (518,000 square km).
  • AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity and owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system.
  • In Ohio, it is headquartered in Gahanna and serves nearly 1.5 million customers in Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. It provides power to more than 920 communities with operations in 61 of the state’s 88 counties.
  • AEP Ohio provides several economic development incentives and programs
  • Certified Sites program
  • RFI Assistance
  • On-line Sites & Buildings database


Timothy J. Wells, CEcD

Manager of Economic and Business Development

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 740-368-7139


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Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative

  • Buckeye Power, Inc. (BPI) is the generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative that is jointly owned by the 25 electric distribution cooperatives in Ohio
  • 24 of the cooperatives are based in the state and get their electricity from Buckeye Power; another, Midwest Energy Cooperative, based in Cassopolis, MI, serves about 1,000 members in sections of Fulton and Williams counties in northwestern Ohio
  • Buckeye’s flagship Cardinal Power Station is a “best in class” world performer in reduction of emissions. Buckeye owns two units at the Cardinal Station, one of which is rated at 600 MW and one of which is rated at 630 MW.
  • Buckeye also owns 417 MW of coal-fired base load generation with its partial ownership in Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) and an entitlement to the power from OVEC’s Kyger Creek and Clifty Creek power stations.
  • Buckeye also owns two natural gas-fired peaking power plants, which provides Ohio’s electric cooperatives and their member-consumers with continued access to economic and reliable power.
  • Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. , based in Rio Grande, Ohio, is the electric distribution cooperative serving Southern Ohio.


Bryan Long

Manager of Member Services

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 740-379-2080 ext. 131



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South Central Power

  • South Central Power is a member-owned electric cooperative serving over 110,000 commercial and industrial residents in 24 Ohio counties.
  • It maintains over 11,000 miles of energized power lines.
  • In 1998, South Central Power Company become a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, allowing it to be identified as part of a nationwide alliance of independently owned and operated electric Cooperatives.
  • Within the Southern Ohio region, South Central Power serves customers in Ross and Pike Counties.
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