Retro Report: Do Power Lines Cause Cancer?
Media coverage in the 1980s and early 1990s fueled fears of a national cancer epidemic caused by power lines. According to this Retro Report documentary, time has proven that the fears were not substantiated.
Growing demands for energy, as well as changes in the electric grid to accommodate new generation from wind and solar, require investment and expansion of AEP’s transmission system. These upgrades ensure reliable, affordable electricity is accessible to our customers.
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FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
American Electric Power is an industry leader in building, operating and maintaining one of the strongest electric grids in the United States.
With many firsts in nearly 100 years of electric transmission history, the company is renowned as an innovator, and known for treating people and the environment with respect while building essential infrastructure that powers customers' homes and businesses.
STEWARDSHIP IN ACTION
AEP Transmission strives to balance the responsibility of providing reliable electric service and respecting the environment when siting, constructing and maintaining transmission lines and substations. We use industry best practices to protect wetlands, waterways, habitats and endangered species.
Read more about our stewardship in action and the success stories benefiting communities across our service territory.