4/18/2017
AEP OHIO EARNS 2017 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR - SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD

GAHANNA, Ohio, April 18, 2017 — AEP Ohio, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. AEP Ohio’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.

Since 2010, AEP Ohio, along with Columbia Gas of Ohio, have worked together to bring a unified program to builders, contractors, and homebuyers across their service areas. AEP Ohio is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its shared commitment to sponsoring ENERGY STAR certified homes and promoting ENERGY STAR certified products. Key 2016 accomplishments include:

  • Enrolling more than 130 builders, an increase of almost nine percent since 2015, and providing incentives for 2,415 ENERGY STAR certified homes, for a cumulative total of almost 12,000 since the program’s inception.

  • Generating more than 14 million media impressions, and actively showcasing ENERGY STAR while participating in the local Parade of Homes, which more than 36,000 people attended.

  • Leveraging a comprehensive, multi-faceted marketing plan, incorporating both upstream and downstream incentives, to influence the sale of more than 3 million ENERGY STAR certified lighting and appliance products, saving more than 120 million kilowatt hours (kWh) in 2016 alone.

  • Providing training including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) design and sizing and mechanical ventilation strategies for builders and raters; multifamily rating guidelines, rating standards and software updates for raters; and understanding ENERGY STAR certification and energy efficiency for realtors.

“We’re honored to be awarded the 2017 Sustained Excellence Award from ENERGY STAR. We strive to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions for our customers, and we look forward to continuing our progress,” said Jon Williams, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Manager for AEP Ohio.

In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion dollars on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.

The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon a diverse set of organizations that have demonstrated continued leadership in energy efficiency. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.

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About AEP Ohio

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.

About ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR® has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR® and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.

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AEP Ohio Media Relations
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