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AEP Ohio Donates ENERGY STAR CFL Bulbs to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

by on December 18, 2014

mid ohio food bankThis winter struggling Ohioans from across the state will receive energy efficient bulbs to help reduce energy use and costs, freeing up their limited resources for life’s other necessities.

For the third year in a row, AEP Ohio is proud to donate over 200,000 ENERGY STAR® certified compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Columbus, Ohio.

 FL bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs, which can save about $50 or more in electricity costs over the course of each bulb’s lifetime.

This year an Ohio distributor, MegaLight, supplied the CFL bulbs. The company provides a full range of energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly lighting products primarily designed for the North American market.

“We are honored to partner with MegaLight to give out energy efficient bulbs this winter,” David Tabata, AEP Ohio EE Consumer Manager said. “These bulbs are one more way we can help people in need save on energy.”

AEP Ohio’s longstanding partnership with Mid-Ohio Foodbank affords the electric company the opportunity to distribute CFL bulbs to low-income Ohioans in eight counties throughout the state.

The donation is part of AEP Ohio’s Efficient Products Program, offering customers discounted CFLs through participating retailers to help people reduce wasted energy, save money and protect the environment.

“The Foodbank’s long standing partnership with AEP Ohio has gone a long way in connecting nutritious food to our hungry neighbors,” said Matt Habash, president and CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank. “The CFL bulb donation allows our neighbors, struggling to make ends meet, to focus their resources on accessing nourishing food instead of purchasing these much-needed household items.”

Low-income residential customers are also eligible for the installation of a wide range of higher efficiency, cost-effective lighting, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, weatherization upgrades and other electrical safety measures. For more information about this program, customers can call AEP Ohio at 1-800-545-4112.

Since 2009, AEP Ohio has helped customers reduce power usage by 2,171.75 gigawatt-hours, saving more than $1 billion. AEP Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs and discounts to help residential and business customers to stop wasting energy and start saving money. For more information, visit AEPOhio.com/WasteLess (residential) or AEPOhio.com/Solutions (business).

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