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  • 12/16/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power customers now have access to a new, interactive map that provides more detailed information about power outages.
  • 12/6/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is pleased to announce a change in leadership at its company based in Fort Wayne, Ind.. Toby Thomas will become I&M's President and Chief Operating Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
  • 12/2/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will begin the annual drawdown of the St. Joseph River, upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Generating Station, on Monday, Dec. 12.
  • 11/14/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is joining forces with electric and gas utility companies across the United States and Canada to fight scams targeting customers.
  • 11/10/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Watervliet Solar Power plant is now generating energy for Indiana Michigan Power customers, becoming the fourth I&M solar plant to go online in the past year.
  • 11/3/2016
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is announcing an approximately $15 million investment to improve the electric transmission system in St. Joseph County.
  • 10/21/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) today reinforced its ongoing commitment to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy while reducing its environmental footprint by asking Indiana regulators to approve additional emission controls for its Rockport generation plant.
  • 10/12/2016
    STURGIS, Mich. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, plans to invest about $5 million to improve the electric transmission system in St. Joseph County, Mich.

    The Sturgis Area Improvements project is essential to ensure that continued reliable energy service is available to customers. Plans include proactively upgrading approximately 3-miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line.
  • 10/3/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 will begin its twenty-second refueling outage Tuesday at midnight. Power was reduced to 50 percent Sunday evening for equipment testing prior to the outage. During the 18-month fuel cycle, the unit is projected to have generated 13.5 million megawatthours of electricity at a capacity factor of 99.4 percent. Unit 2 has operated at effective full power for the last five fuel cycles dating back to May of 2009. Cook Unit 1 remains at 100 percent power.
  • 10/3/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, will be using a helicopter this week for work on equipment along a transmission line that runs from near Roanoke to north of Markle.

  • 9/1/2016
    The largest of Indiana Michigan Power's first four solar power plants is now generating energy - bringing I&M's total solar generation capacity above 10 megawatts.

  • 8/18/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is now generating energy at its first Michiana-area solar power plant, doubling the company's solar capacity.
  • 7/25/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, will trim trees around transmission power lines using a helicopter saw this week.
  • 7/20/2016
    With this weekend shaping up to be one of the hottest of the year, Indiana Michigan Power, an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), reminds customers of ways to save energy while beating the heat.
  • 7/13/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 returned to service at 6:00 p.m. yesterday. A rupture in a steam expansion joint bellows shut down the unit on July 6 and damaged the Turbine Building exterior wall.
  • 7/6/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 2 was taken off-line at 12:38 a.m. today when an expansion joint bellows on a Moisture Separator Reheater ruptured. That component provides non-radioactive steam to the low pressure turbines.
  • 6/30/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power's construction of three solar power plants is progressing, and I&M is on schedule for all three to be generating energy by the end of the year.
  • 6/27/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is alerting area residents of a telephone scam in Greendale, Ind. The scam involves a telephone call in which the caller claims to represent AEP and indicates that he or she is collecting overdue payments on behalf of the City of Greendale.
  • 6/22/2016
    I&M continues to monitor the weather throughout our service territory and currently expects the South Bend, Fort Wayne, Decatur and Muncie, Ind. areas will have potential for severe thunderstorms and windstorms Wednesday afternoon/evening.
  • 6/20/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power is conducting inspections of overhead and ground-level equipment in areas throughout its service territory in both states to help ensure the reliability and safety of equipment.
  • 6/17/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Beginning Monday, June 20, the plaza in front of Indiana Michigan Power Center will be closed for reconstruction that is expected to last throughout the summer.
  • 6/15/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is announcing an approximately $30 million investment to improve the electric transmission system in Grant, Huntington and Wells counties.

  • 6/1/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its first solar power plant in Michigan, on a 35-acre site just east of Watervliet.

    The Watervliet Solar Power Plant will have more than 50,000 solar panels and generate up to 4.6 megawatts of emission-free energy. The facility is expected to generate energy equivalent to powering about 650 homes annually.
  • 5/24/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), has awarded Airport Business Center North in Fort Wayne with the AEP Quality Site Certification. The certification will assist with attracting business and enhancing economic growth in northeast Indiana.
  • 5/18/2016
    Berrien County, MI, "The Heart of Cook" provided grants to 29 area non-profit organizations totaling almost $53,000 at a grant reception at Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant on May 17. The "Heart of Cook" is a corporate advised fund held by the Berrien Community Foundation.
  • 5/5/2016
    ROCKPORT, Indiana - Metro Elevator Co. Inc. is raising the fundraising bar with its partnership with Susan G. Komen and launched the 11th installment of its national "Ride the Pink Elevator" campaign at Indiana Michigan Power, a unit of American Electric Power. The goal of the pink elevator campaign is to raise funds and awareness in a unique way, within the construction industry, for breast cancer programs and services across the country.
  • 4/28/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 completed its refueling outage and is back in service and connected to the transmission grid. The outage lasted 36 days and six hours. In addition to refueling the reactor and performing regular maintenance and testing work, the outage also included several large component replacements that were part of the plant's Life Cycle Management (LCM) project.
  • 4/19/2016
    To help ensure the reliability and safety of its energy distribution facilities, Indiana Michigan Power is conducting proactive inspections of poles in areas throughout its service territory in both states.
  • 4/14/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - What do solar power plants, unique looking power poles, text messages, energy efficiency, United Way contributions and education have in common?

    They are all ways that Indiana Michigan Power is investing in Building the Future of Indiana and southwestern Michigan.

  • 4/9/2016
    A large transformer that connects the two transmission switchyards outside Indiana Michigan Power's (I&M) Cook Nuclear Plant failed late Friday afternoon. The transformer holds 30,000 gallons of oil. The majority of the oil was contained by the spill berm, but approximately 2,000 gallons were released to the ground.
  • 3/21/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power's Cook Nuclear Plant Unit 1 will begin its twenty-sixth refueling outage Tuesday at midnight. Power was reduced to 50 percent Sunday evening for equipment testing prior to the outage.
  • 3/9/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will begin raising the water level upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Generating Station on Monday, March 14.
  • 3/3/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) today announced that it is partnering with the Wildlife Habitat Council and the City of Fort Wayne to plan the creation of environmentally balanced habitats along a section of the Powering Up Central Project right-of-way.
  • 1/22/2016
    Indiana Michigan Power is pleased to announce that the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation will make an $800,000 grant over five years to expand the Credits Count program to Ivy Tech Community College Marion campus. The grant will benefit Marion High School and McCulloch Junior High School in Marion, Indiana. Ivy Tech is the fifth college to receive funding from the Foundation for this program.

  • 1/11/2016
    FORT WAYNE - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is announcing the final line route for an approximately $50 million improvement project southwest of downtown Fort Wayne. I&M has selected a variation of the northern route as the preferred location of the new approximately 2-mile 69 kV transmission line for the Melita Reliability Enhancement Project.
  • 1/11/2016
    ALEXANDRIA, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, today announced the final line route for the Alexandria Area Improvements transmission project. The estimated $90 million investment reinforces the local system in Delaware, Madison and Tipton counties and ensures reliability for local customers. The project also delivers additional electric capacity to support the Alexandria Area Business Park.

  • 1/5/2016
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), has begun generating solar power, adding an important form of renewable energy to its generation fleet.
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