Athens County – Congratulations for meeting the Community Energy Savers goals!
Athens County exceeded its participation goals in both AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio energy efficiency programs, making the county eligible to receive two significant awards:
1. $85,602 to go towards energy efficiency upgrades within the county’s public libraries — READ MORE HERE
2. Technical assistance towards the development of a Sustainability Roadmap — Take the Roadmap Survey HERE
The LED light bulb program is now closed
The Community Energy Savers (CES) program in Athens County (October 2015 – January 2016) developed as a partnership between AEP Ohio, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Athens City and UpGrade Athens County. This program marked the first time both utilities pushed for county-wide efficiency upgrades in conjunction with the clean energy goals set forth by UpGrade Athens County (UAC). This program served as an effective tool to increase participation in the utilities’ available incentive programs.
In this one-of-a-kind program, AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio combined some of their existing offers into one package, which provided a variety of rebates, appliance upgrades, comprehensive home energy audits, energy-saving products, and building-retrofit opportunities.
At the birth of the CES program, AEP Ohio donated 48,000 LED bulbs to be distributed in Athens County by the end of 2016. We worked with community volunteers to go door-to-door assisting in the installation of 5 bulbs per household. To date, more than 5,000 bulbs have been distributed by an off-campus sweep led by Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center and UAC’s Rental Efficiency Committee (REC).
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