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Report: AEP and Louisiana utility Entergy are talking merger | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 8 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from May 13, 2011, titled Report: AEP and Louisiana utility Entergy are talking merger | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A trade publication is reporting that American Electric Power is in preliminary merger talks with Entergy Corp., a Louisiana-based utility.

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how will it affect me

Columbus, OH

#1 May 13, 2011
The big get bigger.

Thankfully we'll have a consumers counsel to look at for us little people (11 million of us in Ohio) and ensure that this won't hurt us.

Oops!! Sorry, I forgot, King Kasich wants to shut them down and statehouse republicans don't want them to open their mouth on behalf of consumers!!

Don't worry, I get to save about 90 cents a year with this reform!! Awesome!!!!

We're all screwed.
Homer

Columbus, OH

#2 May 13, 2011
This would be great (note sarcasm). Before you know it Energy companies will be like wireless companies. Only two of them....
jack

Dublin, OH

#3 May 13, 2011
how will it affect me wrote:
The big get bigger.
Thankfully we'll have a consumers counsel to look at for us little people (11 million of us in Ohio) and ensure that this won't hurt us.
Oops!! Sorry, I forgot, King Kasich wants to shut them down and statehouse republicans don't want them to open their mouth on behalf of consumers!!
Don't worry, I get to save about 90 cents a year with this reform!! Awesome!!!!
We're all screwed.
The consumers counsel will do nothing to help us here; they will only develop thousands of inane questions with their over sized staff of attorneys that will result in hundreds of hours of legal time to develop responses to the questions, thus raising costs for all. Thank goodness for leaders like Kasich who will not suck up to the unions and their like who continue to drain the public funds for their own self interests.
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#4 May 13, 2011
How do you spell merger? T-A-K-E-O-V-E-R. That's what happened when AEP "merged" with CSW.

Also, time to trot out the old explanation for AEP: Acquiring Every Power Co.

Glad I retired.
retirement-is-gr eat

Dublin, OH

#5 May 13, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
How do you spell merger? T-A-K-E-O-V-E-R. That's what happened when AEP "merged" with CSW.
Also, time to trot out the old explanation for AEP: Acquiring Every Power Co.
Glad I retired.
Me too. I am glad that I will not need to go through another stressful period like the last merger. Jobs will be lost!
Editor

Zanesville, OH

#6 May 13, 2011
jack wrote:
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The consumers counsel will do nothing to help us here; they will only develop thousands of inane questions with their over sized staff of attorneys that will result in hundreds of hours of legal time to develop responses to the questions, thus raising costs for all. Thank goodness for leaders like Kasich who will not suck up to the unions and their like who continue to drain the public funds for their own self interests.
Seriously, were you dropped on your head?

No other explanation could be possible.
Opinions

Westerville, OH

#8 May 14, 2011
A merger is inevitable, right, wrong, good or bad. As the industry goes so must AEP. If they did not then the other giants will get bigger and eventually they will be bought out, not merged.

As a Central Ohioan with this scenario hope for a merger with smaller companies and hopefully they will maintain headquarters here or else you will see more vacant office space in Columbus.
Georgia Peach

Columbus, OH

#10 May 16, 2011
their would be jobs lost and I know this time they can have mine. I should have pushed the button last year.
retirement-is-great wrote:
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Me too. I am glad that I will not need to go through another stressful period like the last merger. Jobs will be lost!

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