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AEP Ohio Announces the Discovery District Civic Association’s Participation In Community Energy Savers Program

by on March 6, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAEP Ohio and the Discovery District Civic Association (DDCA) are partnering to help residents and businesses reduce energy use and costs through a pilot program called Community Energy Savers.

Community Energy Savers, launched by AEP Ohio, works with communities to encourage residents and businesses to participate in energy efficiency programs offered by AEP Ohio. Not only do community members benefit from saving energy and money in their homes and businesses, their actions also help the community receive incentives from AEP Ohio that can be put towards an improvement project identified by the community.

“AEP Ohio continually seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. That’s why we are enthusiastic about joining with communities in our new Energy Savers program,” said Jon Williams, energy efficiency and consumer programs manager for AEP Ohio. “The program helps to educate residents about our energy-saving programs as well as the many solutions and incentives available for businesses.”

Working with the Discovery District, AEP Ohio has established a goal of 100 participants by June 30. If this goal is reached in time, AEP Ohio will provide funding to complete an energy efficiency project in the District and sponsor a green event for the community. In addition, the Discovery District is currently working with the city of Columbus to receive certification as a GreenSpot Neighborhood. By participating in Energy Savers, community members can help the Discovery District with both of these initiatives and demonstrate the neighborhood’s commitment to sustainable practices.

“Participating in Energy Savers is a great way for the District’s residents and businesses to learn more about energy efficiency and the incentives available through AEP Ohio that will save customers money on their bottom line,” says Harlan Schottenstein, president of the DDCA. “In addition, the Energy Savers pilot program will also help the Discovery District be the first to receive the GreenSpot Neighborhood certification through the city of Columbus.”

Customers of AEP Ohio located in the Discovery District can participate in Energy Savers in a variety of ways – regardless of whether they purchase their generation from AEP Ohio or from an alternative retail electric supplier.

For instance, customers can recycle their old, inefficient refrigerators through the Appliance Recycling program and receive a $50 incentive check plus free pickup. Customers also can schedule an assessment with the In-home Energy program to identify and correct areas in their homes where they may be wasting energy. Technical support and financial incentives are also available to help business customers that install energy efficient equipment and technologies.

To learn more about how to participate and help the Discovery District, visit

Visit for information about AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs for residents. For information about energy efficiency programs for businesses, visit

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