How long does it typically take for AEP to restore Texas power outages?


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It is impossible to accurately predict how long it may take to restore power outages, according to American Electric Power. Typically, an outage lasts a few hours before power is restored. Major storms hinder restoration efforts, thus outages in such cases last longer, usually a few days.

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The best source of restoration efforts is the local news channels. AEP Texas issues statements through the media updating its customers about the restoration progress during a major power outage. Restoration to residential and industrial customers may further be delayed as priority is given to hospitals, AEP facilities and emergency response centers. A power outage caused by a tripped circuit breaker or fallen trees on a power line is easily restored once the customer gets in touch with a customer care representative. Restoration takes a couple of hours during weekdays.

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