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AEP Ohio announces community winners in energy savers pilot program

by on July 24, 2014

Cities of Lima, Louisville and Discovery District of Columbus, exceed participation goals

Lima Check Presentation - CESThree fortunate Ohio communities — the cities of Lima, Louisville and the Discovery District of Columbus, located in the eastern half of Downtown Columbus — have exceeded their participation goals in AEP Ohio’s Community Energy Savers, an innovative, new energy efficiency pilot program.

The program works with governments and 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, but also their actions help the community receive incentives from AEP Ohio that can be put towards an improvement project identified by the community.

Louisville YMCAFor exceeding its goal of 750 participants, the city of Lima received $75,000 to use towards lighting upgrades at Simmons Field, home of the Lima Locos and other area baseball teams.

For exceeding its goal of 300 participants, the city of Louisville received $30,000 to use towards lighting upgrades at the YMCA, and the Library’s Old Post Office building.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor exceeding its goal of 100 participants, the Discovery District received $10,000 to use towards energy efficiency projects at the Thurber Center, Kelton House and Kappa Kappa Gamma. Remaining funds will be used for a celebratory event to further promote sustainability.

In addition, AEP Ohio is awarding each community with a Sustainability Roadmap that will provide a framework for their ongoing sustainability initiatives.

To achieve this goal, community representatives made remarkable efforts promoting AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs and educating the community members on the benefits of energy efficiency and sustainability, and how to participate in AEP Ohio’s efficiency programs.

“We honor the leadership of these first three communities — the Discovery District in Columbus, Lima and Louisville — and applaud their successes,” said Jon Williams, Manager of Energy Efficiency and Demand Response for AEP Ohio. “Each community approached the challenge with different strategies and all have won. Plus, more than 1,200 participants benefitted from learning about or participating in energy efficiency programs to save energy and money in the homes and businesses of these three communities.”

If your community is interested in participating in Energy Savers, contact Sherry Hubbard, Energy Efficiency Programs Coordinator, at sjhubbard@aep.com or call 740-349-4004 to discuss the opportunity.

To learn more about the Energy Savers program results and all the participating communities, visit EnergySavers2014.com.

Visit AEPOhio.com/WasteLess for information about AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs for residents. For information about energy efficiency programs for businesses, visit AEPOhio.com/Solutions.

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