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AEP Retirees Helping With Conesville Shutdown

by on January 7, 2020

Even as the American Electric Power plant in Conesville plans to shutdown at the end of May, a camaraderie and loyalty to the company among employees still exists.

This can be seen in several retirees who have returned to get the coal-fired plant that opened in 1957 through its waning days. As other employees get new jobs or move to new positions in AEP, the local facility still has to operate and hiring new employees or bringing in workers from other plants certainly isn’t feasible. Those moving to other positions in the company would have to stay if there wasn’t someone to take their place.

Continue reading the story in the Times-Reporter…

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  1. Congratulations on a great run to all current and former employees! I was Plant Manager during the transition from Columbus Southern to AEP. I remember my 14 years at Conesville as a highlight of my 45 years in the energy industry. Conesville had many “firsts” including being the world’s first digitally automated supercritical boilers (1972), first women engineers and hourly employees (1976) among the first sulfur scrubbers (1978) (remember Greenpeace taking up residence on the top of Unit 4’s stack?). I started friendships at Conesville that last to this day, so it is not without some nostalgia that I write this. Tom McClimans

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