City Spotlight: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne and its surrounding region in Indiana are connected to the high-voltage grid through Indiana Michigan Power, a unit of American Electric Power, which was integrated into PJM’s operations in 2004.

Population of Fort Wayne: 258,522
Total Indiana Michigan Power customers in Indiana: 460,978**

Fun facts:

  • Fort Wayne was host to the first professional baseball game ever played on May 4, 1871.
  • Fort Wayne was also the birthplace of the NBA, which was formed out of a merger of two existing professional basketball leagues, mediated by Carl Bennet in his Fort Wayne home.
  • The NBA’s Detroit Pistons were originally known as the Fort Wayne Pistons.
  • Author Stephen King spent much of his childhood in Fort Wayne.

*2014 United States Census Bureau population estimate
**Indiana Michigan Power Facts

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