5/31/2018
THE CITY OF NORTH CANTON KICKS OFF COMMUNITY ENERGY SAVERS PROGRAM

North Canton joins AEP Ohio to help residents and businesses save money and become more energy efficient

Gahanna, Ohio, May 31, 2018 – AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, and the City of North Canton are launching an innovative initiative to help residents and businesses reduce energy usage and costs through the Community Energy Savers program.  The program begins June 1, 2018, and runs for four months.

Community Energy Savers was first launched by AEP Ohio in 2014. The program works with communities across the state to encourage participation 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 their actions also help their community receive financial awards and technical services from AEP Ohio.

“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 the Community Energy Savers program,” said Michael LaScola, energy efficiency training and education coordinator 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.”

North Canton, with the help of AEP Ohio, established a participation goal to increase its residents’ and businesses’ participation in select energy efficiency programs. If this goal is achieved by September 30, the City will receive a financial award of $30,000 and technical assistance toward the development of a Sustainability Roadmap. The financial award will be used to implement energy efficiency projects at the City of North Canton park facilities. The Sustainability Roadmap will provide a guide for North Canton officials to identify and prioritize energy efficiency and sustainability efforts.

“We are excited to join AEP Ohio’s Community Energy Savers program to promote energy savings in our community. We consistently look for ways for the City of North Canton and our community to save money and be more energy efficient. The funds awarded as a result of residents and businesses’ participation in energy efficiency programs will go toward energy upgrades for lighting at the Dogwood Park facilities,” said Patrick DeOrio, Director of Administration for the City of North Canton.

A team of volunteers will help coordinate and promote the Community Energy Savers Program. Chairing this project for the City of North Canton is retired Chief of Police, Steve Wilder. Team volunteers include the Green Team and managers from the North Canton Public Library, Doug Lane, President of the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, City Administration personnel and support from AEP Ohio.

AEP Ohio customers in North Canton are encouraged to learn more about available energy efficiency programs at AEPOhio.com/save. To learn more about how to participate and help your community, visit CommunityEnergySavers.com/NorthCanton.

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AEP Ohio delivers electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of AEP’s subsidiary Ohio Power Co. in Ohio. AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. 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 224,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP supplies 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy to customers. 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.

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