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  • 12/18/2013
    An increase in copper thefts threatens the safety of not just the thieves but our customers, our employees and the public in general. In addition to direct physical danger, copper theft can also damage the quality of electric service, potentially causing outages or power surges.

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, wants the public to know of the dangers and signs of copper theft.

  • 11/18/2013
    Fort Wayne, IN (Nov. 18, 2013) - Two northeast Indiana properties in the service area of Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) have been designated as "shovel-ready" Food Processing and Beverage Industry sites.
  • 11/14/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will be installing new 69 Kilovolt (KV) transmission lines crossing Interstate 94 to connect with the Cook Nuclear Plant. The work will take place from 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17.
  • 11/14/2013
    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) has approved an agreement between Indiana Michigan Power, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) and a group representing I&M's industrial customers to use a lower-cost technology to meet environmental standards at one of its plants.
  • 11/12/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 returned to service today at 8:26 a.m. following a refueling outage that began October 2. The outage duration was 41 days and 8 hours.
  • 10/4/2013
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., October 4, 2013 - Beginning October 7, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will conduct helicopter aerial inspections and routine maintenance on a high-voltage transmission line. The line spans from Bridgman, MI to North Liberty, IN and runs through the counties of Berrien (MI), LaPorte (IN) and St. Joseph (IN).
  • 10/1/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) customers continue to be targeted by telephone scammers who falsely represent themselves as company personnel in an attempt to collect money fast. The caller threatens to cut off the electric service if money is not paid immediately by credit card, Green Dot Money Card, or a variety of other types of prepaid cash cards. In another version of the scam, the caller says the victim's electric meter must be immediately replaced to avoid a fire, and the victim is instructed to pay fees using a money order or prepaid cash card.
  • 9/30/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 will begin refueling for its twenty-first fuel cycle on Tuesday evening at midnight. The unit ran at 100.6 percent capacity factor and generated 13,551 net gigawatthours during the previous 18 months.
  • 9/17/2013
    American Electric Power operating unit Indiana Michigan Power announced that it will retire the 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fueled Tanners Creek 4 generating unit in Lawrenceburg, Ind., along with the other generating units at the plant.
  • 8/2/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is enhancing its commercial & industrial incentives energy efficiency program to offer increased cash incentives.
  • 8/2/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, will begin trimming trees around transmission power lines in St. Joseph, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, and Berrien counties on August 5 in Michigan. This work is part of the company's ongoing vegetation management program aimed at improving the safety and reliability of electrical facilities.
  • 8/1/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), is rolling out a new energy efficiency awareness program that will give consumers the opportunity to understand their energy consumption by measuring how much electricity their household appliances and electronics use. The Kill-A-Watt EZ Meter Program has been developed in partnership with libraries throughout I&M's Indiana service territory. Library patrons can checkout Kill-A-Watt EZ meters from their local participating libraries (see list below) in the same manner as library audio-visual materials.
  • 8/1/2013
    Beginning August 5, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, will conduct helicopter aerial inspections and routine maintenance on its high-voltage lines and towers throughout Indiana and Michigan.
    The work will begin in Madison, Indiana which is located near I&M's Rockport Power Plant and will run up into Bridgman, Michigan near the Cook Nuclear Plant.
  • 7/31/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 returned to service at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday. The unit was taken off-line on Sunday morning.
  • 7/28/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 went off-line at 10:18 a.m. Sunday.
  • 7/19/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for the Life Cycle Management Project (LCM) at Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan.
  • 6/16/2013
    As Indiana Michigan Power works to complete restoration efforts throughout the Michigan service territory, line crews are facing significant challenges in restoring service to a pocket of customers living near Lake Michigan.
  • 6/12/2013
    FORT WAYNE, IN, June 12, 2013 - Today, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) presented Mullinix Packages Inc. with a check worth nearly $143,000 for reducing its future energy usage by approximately 1.4 million kilowatt hours annually on a compressed air optimization project.
  • 6/10/2013
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 10, 2013 - An agreement between Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating company of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), and EDP Renewables North America (EDPR) will result in the construction of a wind farm in Randolph County, Indiana.
  • 6/3/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant will hold its biennial evaluated emergency preparedness exercise on June 4. For the first time, this year's exercise will include a "hostile action" component.
  • 5/20/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 returned to service May 19 at 6:09 p.m. following a refueling outage that began March 27.
  • 5/13/2013
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 13, 2013 - A Muncie site has earned the distinction of becoming Indiana's first and only Data Center Qualified site, Indiana Michigan Power, announced.

    The designation is the result of a partnership between Indiana Michigan Power and its parent company, American Electric Power.

    The Data Center Qualified site spans 97 acres in the Muncie Industria Centre. To qualify for the coveted designation, the Data Center Site Qualification Program analyzes sites to determine that they offer the unique combination of factors desired by today's mission critical and data center operations. The factors include highly reliable and redundant power and fiber infrastructures, competitive cost structures, and a location insulated from natural disasters and other risks.
  • 5/1/2013
    Recently, members of our community have been the victims of a telephone scam related to their electric service. The caller has targeted both residents and businesses in the Latino community. The caller advises that the victim's power will be immediately disconnected unless the victim makes a payment within 2 hours using a Green Dot Money Card or other prepaid cash card. In another version of the scam, the caller says the victim's electric meter must be immediately replaced to avoid a fire, and the victim is instructed to pay fees using a money order or prepaid cash card.
  • 5/1/2013
    Moxie and Jamie, the adult Peregrine Falcons nesting atop the One Summit Square building, are the proud parents of three baby chicks that recently hatched. Moxie, the two-year-old mother, and Jamie, the three-year-old father, are awaiting the hatching of a fourth egg. I&M is asking classrooms grades 5 and under within Allen County to assist in the naming of these new baby chicks.
  • 4/1/2013
    On Saturday, April 6, the Cook Nuclear Plant will perform an extended sounding of its early warning siren system as a part of its required annual testing. The regularly-scheduled first Saturday of the month siren test typically lasts for about one minute, but each April, the sirens sound for a full three minutes.
  • 3/26/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is excited to report that Moxie and Jamie, the new adult Peregrine Falcons residing atop the One Summit Square building have produced three eggs over the past week. Moxie, the two-year-old yearling female, is from Canton, Ohio. Jamie, a three-year-old male, migrated to Fort Wayne from Port Sheldon, Michigan. They were both present at One Summit Square last spring but did not reproduce.
  • 3/26/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), will conduct helicopter aerial inspections of its high-voltage lines throughout April as part of its ongoing program to maintain the reliability of the electric transmission system. The flights will inspect transmission lines in and around Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Muncie, IN, as well as in areas within Ohio and Michigan.
  • 3/25/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 will break its previous records for total generation, capacity factor and days online when it begins its 24th refueling outage Wednesday. Power was reduced to 50 percent Sunday afternoon for equipment testing and the unit will be taken offline Tuesday at midnight.
  • 3/12/2013
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 12, 2013 - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), will begin raising the water level upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Generating Station on Monday, March 18, 2013.
  • 2/25/2013
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., February 25, 2013 - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), has reached an agreement that will allow I&M to utilize a different compliance strategy at the Rockport Power Plant, located in Spencer County, IN. This compliance strategy will substantially reduce the cost for I&M to comply with EPA requirements, resulting in significant savings to I&M's customers.
  • 2/14/2013
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP), has been authorized by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) to increase its electric rates by $85 million annually. Even after the increase, I&M residential customers will continue to pay among the lowest rates of investor owned utilities in the state of Indiana.
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