I&M, Fort Wayne Mad Ants encourage environmental stewardship – 12/13/2009

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Press release from Indiana Michigan Power:

I&M, Fort Wayne Mad Ants encourage environmental stewardship by hosting Go Green night at Sunday Night’s game with Sioux Falls

(FORT WAYNE, Ind., December 8, 2009) Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is joining with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to encourage environmental stewardship by hosting Go Green Night at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum this Sunday, Dec. 13 at 5:00 p.m. That’s when the Mad Ants will meet the Sioux Falls Skyforce in a faceoff of teams from the National Basketball Association’s Development League.

I&M will be giving away compact fluorescent lights and green, recyclable bags to the first 3,000 attendees. In addition, there will be a plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV) on display, as well as an energy-efficiency bike that will demonstrate simple ways everyone can save electricity and money on their energy bills.

During the evening, someone from the audience will have a chance to win a $75 Wal-Mart gift certificate by competing in a tricycle race with the Mad Ant mascot and Louie the Lightning Bug, I&M’s safety mascot which encourages children to be safe around electricity.

Tickets are still available for the game which starts at 5:00 p.m. EST.

About Indiana Michigan Power:
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,600 employees serve more than 580,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan. It operates 3,595 MW of coal-fired generation in Indiana, 2,110 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, and 22 MW of hydro generation in both states.

I&M is a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), which is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. 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 transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S.states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginiaand West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisianaand east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

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