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  • 12/22/2014
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant has made a report to local, state and federal agencies of an oil release into Lake Michigan that was calculated to be approximately 2,000 gallons. On Saturday, a declining level trend on a Unit 2 main turbine lube oil reservoir was being investigated when the leak was identified and stopped. Both Cook units remain at full power.
  • 12/2/2014
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., December 2, 2014 - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will begin the annual drawdown of the St. Joseph River, upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Generating Station, on Monday, December 8, 2014.
  • 11/11/2014
    BRIDGMAN, Mich., November 11, 2014 - Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 returned to service at 5:03 p.m. today. Both Cook units were manually taken off-line early on Nov. 1 due to difficulties caused by near-record wind speeds and wave heights on Lake Michigan. There was damage to the plant's water intake system and travelling water screens from debris swept into the three 16-foot water intake tunnels that extend one-half mile into the lake.
  • 11/6/2014
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power, an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is moving forward with Powering Up Central: City of Fort Wayne, a key transmission project in north Fort Wayne to enhance reliability and help serve the city's economic development.

  • 11/3/2014
    Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 returned to service at 11:54 a.m. today. Both Cook units were manually taken off-line early Saturday morning due to difficulties caused by rough lake conditions. A return-to-service projection for Unit 2 is not being released due to competitive reasons, but the outage is not expected to be lengthy.
  • 11/1/2014
    At 2:49 a.m. today both Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 and Unit 2 were manually taken off-line due to difficulties caused by rough lake conditions. Excessive debris from large lake swells began to overburden and eventually caused damage to several of the traveling water screens that remove debris carried in through the three 16-foot cooling water intake tunnels.
  • 10/24/2014
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 returned to service at 7:59 a.m. today completing the shortest refueling outage in the 40-year history of the plant. The 30-day, eight-hour refueling shutdown bested the previous record of 31 days 17 hours set in 2005. There were no OSHA Recordable Injuries recorded by the more than 4,000 people working at various times during the outage.
  • 10/14/2014
    Indiana Michigan Power plans to significantly enhance our infrastructure system that serves over 458,000 customers in Indiana and help grow the economies of the communities we serve with a comprehensive, seven-year infrastructure project.

  • 10/1/2014
    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - More than three decades after making downtown Fort Wayne its corporate home, Indiana Michigan Power has renewed its commitment to downtown with a new, multi-year lease at its current location, which will be known as Indiana Michigan Power Center. The new lease will continue through 2031.

  • 9/22/2014
    BRIDGMAN, Mich., September 22, 2014 - Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 will break its previous record for capacity factor and complete its second consecutive breaker-to-breaker fuel cycle when it begins its 25th refueling outage Wednesday.
  • 7/28/2014
    Fort Wayne, IN - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is planning a $9 million transmission infrastructure improvement project from south Marion to northern Madison County.
  • 7/8/2014
    Indiana Michigan Power plans to build and operate five solar generation facilities, adding another emission-free source of power to the company's generation portfolio, which already includes nuclear, wind and hydro.

  • 6/19/2014
    With the arrival of storm season, Indiana Michigan Power reminds customers of the importance of reporting power outages. Customers who lost power in Wednesday's storms were able to use their smart phones and other mobile devices to report outages and check the estimated time of restoration for their areas.

  • 6/16/2014
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., June 16, 2014 - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is conducting shoreline stabilization work at three sites along the St. Joseph River in Elkhart County: Nibbyville Campground (currently closed), South Bank River Island and North Bank River Island.
  • 5/8/2014
    Indiana Michigan Power presented its wide-ranging 2015 plan for energy efficiency to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission this week.

  • 5/7/2014
    You know the fish are out there, but the problem is, you don't know exactly where. Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant is again launching its high-tech weather buoy and making the data available to the public online. While the purpose for Cook Plant is to study water temperature patterns as they affect cooling water supply to the plant, the information might just also help you catch fish.
  • 4/25/2014
    FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 25, 2014 - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), will conduct helicopter aerial inspections of its high-voltage lines beginning April 28 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 Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
  • 4/2/2014
    On Saturday, April 5, 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.
  • 2/11/2014
    Today, Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) presented the Allen County Board of Commissioners a check worth nearly $55,000 for participating in a building optimization project at the Edwin J. Rousseau Centre. The project will reduce the building's future energy usage by 2.4 million kilowatt hours per year.
  • 2/5/2014
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), plans to invest $500 million to upgrade northeast Indiana's electricity transmission infrastructure.
  • 1/31/2014
    With January's bitterly cold weather causing an increase in electricity use across the Midwest, our valued Indiana Michigan Power customers may want to consider I&M's Average Monthly Payment plan.
  • 1/27/2014
    PJM Interconnection, which operates the electricity grid for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is requesting customers of all of its member utilities - including Indiana Michigan Power - to conserve electricity Tuesday.
  • 1/7/2014
    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - PJM Interconnection, the electricity grid operator for more than 61 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is requesting customers of all of its member utilities - including Indiana Michigan Power - to conserve electricity today.
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