AEP to keep lights on at Ormet Ohio plant

Nov 01, 2013 | 11:28 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Ormet, American Electric Power, AEP, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, PUCO, power, electricity, bankruptcy protection aluminum smelter

CHICAGO — American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP) must keep power flowing to Ormet Corp.’s operations in Hannibal, Ohio, for the duration of the aluminum producer’s bankruptcy proceedings, Ohio officials have ruled.

The Columbus, Ohio-based utility must continue to provide electricity service to Ormet, which is based in Hannibal, "to protect the public from potential environmental harm" that might result from a disconnection, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) said in an order dated Oct. 30.....

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