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AEP Ohio to deploy phase 3 of smart grid program

Aug 02, 2019 - SNL Renewable Energy Week

AEP Ohio filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio proposing to deploy the third phase of its smart grid program.

Ohio Power Co., which does business as AEP Ohio, plans to invest $700 million over the next decade to install about 475,000 smart meters across the state, particularly in the rural areas of its service territory.

This is in addition to more than 900,000 smart meters the utility has already installed under phase 1 and phase 2 of its gridSMART projec...