AEP Texas preparing for possible winter weather
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, (December 20, 2022) – AEP Texas is preparing for a possible severe winter event later this week. As inclement weather is anticipated throughout some areas of the AEP Texas service territory, local outages could occur.
AEP Texas is taking the following steps to prepare:
- All AEP Texas districts are on alert and crews are on standby and will be prepared to respond, if necessary.
- Business partners will be available to supplement our manpower needs
- Storerooms are working to make sure replacement equipment is available
What customers can do to prepare:
- Customers on life support or other medical equipment that relies on electricity need to have a backup plan in the event of an extended local outage. We will do everything possible to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible; however, we can’t guarantee how long restoration may take if weather becomes extreme in a particular area.
- Please consider any downed line to be energized and dangerous. Please stay at least ten feet away from the downed line and report the hazard by calling 1 866-223-8508.
Additional steps customers can take to prepare for winter weather:
- It is always a good approach to practice using energy efficiency measures, such as lowering the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees, or even consider wearing a sweater. You can save money on your electric bill while staying comfortable. More energy savings tips can be found at www.aeptexas.com/savings/business/energy/Heating-Cooling
- In advance of the winter event, sign up for Outage Alerts by visiting the Outage section on the aeptexas.com website. There also is a real-time map featuring the most current available outage information.