Taking chances with electricity can cause injury or even death. Want to learn more about electricity and how to avoid potential electrical hazards? The Anatomy of an Electric System is a series of five videos that explain in easy-to-understand terms how electricity works and important safety measures that you need to understand to protect yourself and your family. Chapter One, Electricity 101, explains how electricity works and what happens when you come into contact with electricity.
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AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.
AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas).