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  • 3/14/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power will start raising the water level upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant on Monday, March 19.
  • 3/9/2018
    As part of its ongoing commitment to ensure the reliability of energy delivery to customers, Indiana Michigan Power will connect the recently completed Melita substation to serve downtown Fort Wayne on March 18.
  • 2/27/2018
    I&M crews are making progress restoring power in flooded areas in the South Bend/Elkhart area and in southwest Michigan. Employees worked closely with public safety and electrical inspectors to identify houses that could be reconnected since the flood waters began receding. Crews have restored power to 50 percent of affected homes.
  • 2/27/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 will begin its twenty-third refueling outage Thursday at 12:01 a.m. Power was reduced to 50 percent Monday evening for equipment testing prior to the outage.
  • 2/25/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power restored service to about 10,000 customers who lost power as a result of high winds overnight Saturday night/Sunday morning. Fewer than 100 customers remain without service, and crews continue to work to restore the remaining customers tonight.
  • 2/25/2018
    Strong winds from 45 to 50 mph pushed through Indiana Michigan Power's service territory overnight Saturday night/early Sunday, resulting in power disruptions. Meanwhile, Indiana Michigan Power continues to monitor its six dams on the St. Joseph River as residents of the South Bend Area and southwest Michigan continue to battle floodwaters.
  • 2/24/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power continues to monitor its six dams on the St. Joseph River. The number of customers whose service has been disconnected for safety reasons due to flooding in the South Bend/Elkhart area and southwest Michigan is approximately 1,150.
  • 2/24/2018
    I&M is in close contact with public safety agencies and other authorities. I&M will continue working with them after water recedes to help coordinate the safe reconnection of customers. I&M cannot restore service to customers whose power was disconnected due to flooding until an inspection by the local government electrical inspector is completed.
  • 2/23/2018
    The number of customers whose service was disconnected for safety reasons due to flooding in the South Bend/Elkhart area and southwest Michigan rose to 1,000 on Friday.
  • 2/23/2018
    With decreased flows and lower pond elevations at the Buchanan Hydroelectric Dam, Indiana Michigan Power has notified Emergency Response agencies the previously declared high flow event at Buchanan Reservoir is no longer in effect.
  • 2/23/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power's Berrien Springs Hydroelectric dam on the St. Joseph River is still in a high flow emergency (the lowest emergency level) and I&M continues to work with local emergency management officials.
  • 2/22/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power's dams on the St. Joseph River remain stable as flooding continues to be a significant concern in southwest Michigan and in the South Bend-Elkhart area.
  • 2/22/2018
    Heavy rain combined with snow melt brought the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan and north-central Indiana to record levels, producing flooding that required some customers to be disconnected and affecting the six hydro-electric dams I&M operates on the river.
  • 2/14/2018
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, and a number of stakeholders representing varied customer interests have submitted a settlement agreement that significantly reduces I&M's requested rates for its Building the Future proposal.
  • 2/9/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power company, is announcing the final proposed line route for the New Buffalo Area Improvements Project.
  • 2/7/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, through customer engagement has selected the planned transmission line route for the Central South Bend Reliability Project.
  • 2/6/2018
    Company strategy will cut carbon dioxide emissions 60 percent from 2000 levels by 2030;
    80 percent from 2000 levels by 2050
  • 2/5/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power company, plans to upgrade a transmission line east of downtown Fort Wayne.

  • 1/26/2018
    Nine Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) linemen are en route to Puerto Rico to help restore power.
    This group of I&M employees will be working in some of the most heavily damaged and remote areas of the island for about 30 days. In February, I&M plans to relieve this group by sending a different team of linemen to Puerto Rico.
  • 1/25/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) presented Cornerstone Alliance with a check for more than $1,600 on Thursday for reducing its future energy usage at its renovated building by participating in an I&M energy efficiency program.
  • 1/19/2018
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) has named Kelly Ferneau, current plant operations director, as the new plant manager for the Cook Nuclear Plant. Ferneau, is the sixteenth person to hold the position since plant construction began in 1969, and she is the first female plant manager.
  • 1/12/2018
    Fort Wayne, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) has received the Emergency Assistance Award from The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for its outstanding work assisting customers impacted by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017 and Hurricane Irma in September 2017.
  • 1/11/2018
    KENDALLVILLE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power company, is announcing the final proposed line route for the Avilla - Kendallville Area Improvements Project.
  • 1/8/2018
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) received multiple reports Monday of a scam targeting I&M customers.

  • 1/2/2018
    ELKHART, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) company, has selected line routes for the Elkhart Network Improvements Project.
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