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**
- 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.
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