AEP Ohio Awards Valley Local Schools $74,512 for Energy Efficiency Program
March 15, 2017 AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is proud to present Valley Local Schools with a check for $74,512 from its business incentive program, which helps businesses purchase and install energy efficient equipment.
In 2014, Valley Local Schools embarked on an energy efficiency campaign, which included upgraded lighting systems in the schools, gymnasiums, maintenance shop and bus garage. Additionally, thermostats in the buildings have been upgraded to wireless and can be controlled from a central location.
"AEP Ohio is happy to assist Valley Local Schools in implementing energy-saving measures that have already resulted in saving more than 567,000 kilowatt-hours," said Kelly Bussler, AEP Ohio customer service representative.
Since 2009, AEP Ohio has helped customers reduce power usage by 1,697 GWhs, saving more than $1 billion. AEP Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs and discounts to help business and residential customers to waste less energy and save money. For more information, visit AEPOhio.com/Solutions (business) or AEPOhio.com/ItsYourPower (residents).
AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of major AEP subsidiary Ohio Power Company 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 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.