Seven Companies Honored With Sustained Excellence Award

GAHANNA, Ohio, April 28, 2016 — AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), honored 28 businesses, organizations and teachers from throughout the state at its Energy Efficiency Awards event held today at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus. The awards ceremony recognizes AEP Ohio’s business customers and partners who have demonstrated a strong commitment to energy efficiency. Awards were presented to winners in 14 categories (See list of winners and categories below).

The following companies were honored with a Sustained Excellence Award for their energy efficiency efforts over multiple years, commitment and support of energy efficiency initiatives as well as for making energy efficiency a part of their company culture:

  • Crown Battery Manufacturing Company
  • Energy Management Solutions, Inc.
  • Greene Life Corporation
  • Greene Solutions, LLC
  • Heapy Engineering
  • P&D Builders, LTD
  • The Kroger Company

“Congratulations to each of today’s AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency winners,” said Jon Williams, AEP Ohio Manager of Energy Efficiency and Consumer Programs. “They are all leaders who strongly support energy efficiency, sustainability and high productivity in their businesses and with their customers. We hope other businesses will follow their lead and take advantage of our energy efficiency programs to receive both energy and cost savings.”

AEP Ohio offers a variety of energy efficiency programs and discounts to help residential and business customers stop wasting energy and start saving money. From 2009 – 2015, AEP Ohio energy efficiency programs have saved over 11,700 billion kilowatt hours, which is enough energy to power 102,270 homes for 10 years. This translates into $1.5 billion in energy cost savings. Through these programs, customers save an estimated $2.2 billion over the life of the measures. For more information visit AEPOhio.com/Solutions (business) or AEPOhio.com/ItsYourPower (residents).

2016 AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Award Winners:


  • Bridgestone (Upper Sandusky — Large Manufacturing)
  • Crown Battery Manufacturing Company (Freemont — Large Manufacturing)
  • LuK Inc. (Wooster — Large Manufacturing)
  • Kenworth Truck Company (Chillicothe — Large Commercial)
  • Circleville City Schools (Circleville — Medium Commercial)
  • Triumph Thermal Systems (Forest — Small Commercial)
  • City of Martins Ferry (Martins Ferry — Small Commercial)
  • The Kroger Company (Cincinnati — National Accounts)
  • Wendy’s (Dublin — National Accounts)
  • Walmart 2012 (Bentonville, AR — National Accounts)
  • Giant Eagle (Pittsburgh, PA — National Accounts)
  • Greene Life Corporation (Kentwood, MI — Partners – Solution Providers)
  • Energy Management Solutions (Excelsior, MN — Partners – Solution Providers)
  • Air Technologies (Columbus — Partners – Solution Providers)
  • Heapy Engineering (Columbus — Partners – Solution Providers)
  • All Phase Electric (Lima — Partners – Distributors)
  • Allied Supply (Lima — Partners – Distributors)
  • Johnstone Supply (Columbus — Partners – Distributors)


  • Walmart (Bentonville, AR — Partners – Large Retailers)
  • Big Sandy (Franklin Furnace — Partners – Independent Retailers)
  • Pride One Construction (Medina — Partners – Builders)
  • P&D Builders (Delaware — Partners – Builders)
  • Columbus Worthington Air (Columbus — Partners – Contractors)
  • Greene Solutions (Columbus — Partners – Contractors)
  • IMPACT (Columbus — Partners – Community Action Agencies/Community-Based Nonprofit Agencies)
  • Tim Dudek, teacher (Magnolia — Partners – Educators)                                                                                                                                            

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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.

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