CITY OF WOOSTER EXCEEDS PARTICIPATION GOAL IN AEP OHIO'S COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS PROGRAM
GAHANNA, Ohio, Jan. 4, 2016 – AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is pleased to announce the city of Wooster has exceeded - four weeks ahead of schedule - its participation goal in AEP Ohio’s Community Energy Savers Program.
AEP Ohio works with governments and communities to encourage residents and businesses to participate in energy efficiency programs the company offers. While community members benefit from saving energy and money in their homes and businesses, their actions also help the community receive incentives from AEP Ohio toward an improvement project identified by the community.
Working with AEP Ohio, the city set out to earn 665 points in four months as its energy efficiency program participation goal. After just three months in the program, Wooster achieved 819 points.
For its success, AEP Ohio will help the city develop a Sustainability Roadmap that will provide a framework for the city’s ongoing sustainability initiatives. The city also will receive $25,000 to use toward energy efficiency upgrades at city park facilities and downtown lighting.
To achieve its goal, city and its partners, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Buckeye Energy Solutions, successfully promoted AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs and helped educate the community about the benefits of energy efficiency and sustainability.
“We are excited that this project was a success, and we want to thank our residents and businesses for helping us reach our goal in the Community Energy Savers program,” said Andrew Guidetti, city of Wooster PPM supervisor. “The award money will help us supplement energy efficiency projects at park facilities and upgrade downtown lighting. We are eager to continue our partnership with AEP Ohio in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability actions through the city of Wooster’s Sustainability Roadmap.”
“We applaud Wooster’s commitment to sustainable practices and their success,” said Michael T. LaScola, coordinator, training and education for AEP Ohio. “By participating in Community Energy Savers, residents and businesses in Wooster were able to learn about and take advantage of energy efficiency programs and incentives available through the company. We invite other communities to join us in what we believe is a win/win for communities, residents and businesses, as well as AEP Ohio.”
Communities interested in participating in Community Energy Savers should contact Michael T. LaScola at email@example.com or call 614-883-6883 to discuss the opportunity.
To learn more about the Wooster Community Energy Savers program, visit CommunityEnergySavers.com.
Visit AEPOhio.com/save/residential/programs/ for information about AEP Ohio’s energy efficiency programs for residents. For information about energy efficiency programs for businesses, visit AEPOhio.com/save/business/programs/.
AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.
American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 223,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP’s utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.