Near East

Coming in March 2020

The Community Energy Savers (CES) program is designed to empower homeowners, renters and businesses to reduce energy usage in their community. By participating in CES, as a Near East community member, you not only have the opportunity to save energy and money in your homes and businesses, but you can also help Near East receive up to $35,000 in grants from AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio. These awards will be used for energy efficiency upgrades within the Near East community! 

Near East has a goal of 365 participation points for AEP Ohio programs and 166 points for Columbia Gas programs which can be reached by residents and businesses participating in AEP Ohio's and Columbia Gas’s energy efficiency programs. 

Participate between March 15th and July 15th, 2020 in order for your participation to count toward our goal.  

NOTE: Energy Advocates will never ask to see your bill or account information. 

AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas energy efficiency programs are available to all customers with an AEP Ohio electric account or a Columbia Gas of Ohio natural gas account and are available all-year round!

How Do I Participate: 

Choose one or more energy efficiency programs from the list below and start saving now! Select “Find out more” below to visit AEP Ohio or Columbia Gas websites for full details on the programs.

Near East Residential Programs

  • AEP OHIO - APPLIANCE RECYCLING (1 Point)

    Let AEP Ohio pay you to have your old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer picked up and recycled in an environmentally safe way, while saving you up to $150 a year on energy costs. Call 866-899-9862 or schedule online at AEPOhio.com/Recycle.

  • AEP OHIO - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (3 Points)

    Get free energy efficiency and repair services if you are enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP), Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP), or Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and your gross income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Multi-family properties may be eligible. Call 1-800-672-2231 to find the community-based agency in your area.

  • AEP OHIO - ENERGY BRIDGE (2 points)

    Order your free Energy Bridge by tapping “Request Energy Bridge” in the IT’S YOUR POWER app. With the Energy Bridge device, you can pull minute by minute energy data from the smart meter on your home and immediately track changes when you turn devices on and off. It also enables convenient smart home control directly from the IT’S YOUR POWER app. Once ordered, your Energy Bridge will be delivered to your home in 10-14 business days. Visit Itsyourpowerohio.com/energy-bridge/ to learn more!

  • AEP OHIO - HOME ENERGY PROFILE (1 Point)

    Take the Home Energy Profile through the IT’S YOUR POWER app. Answer basic questions about your energy use to receive recommendations for saving energy and a FREE energy efficiency tool kit. The kit includes LED light bulbs, a night light, weather stripping and insulated switch covers.

  • AEP OHIO - IT'S YOUR POWER APP (1 point per device)

    IT’S YOUR POWER is a free app provided by AEP Ohio. To download, search for IT’S YOUR POWER in your app store or click one of the links below. Once you’ve downloaded the app, enter your AEPOhio.com username and password to sync with your AEP Ohio account. The app will then begin to populate with data from your home’s smart meter.

    Check the app daily for updated reports, trends in your home’s energy use and suggestions for lowering your usage based on these trends.

    Visit AEPOhio.com/ItsYourPower to learn more!

  • AEP OHIO - REBATES FOR YOUR HOME (1 Point)

    Receive a cash-back rebate for purchasing a qualifying ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, such as dehumidifier ($25), clothes washer ($50), air purifier ($50), refrigerator ($50), or qualified electric heat pump water heater ($500). You can submit your rebate form ONLINE or by mail. Call 1-866-997-3578 for more information.

  • COLUMBIA GAS - WARMCHOICE (R) (3 points)

    Provides a whole home energy inspection. No cost services may include attic and wall insulation, air sealing, safety checks on natural gas appliances, natural gas furnace repair or replacement, and natural gas water heater repair or replacement. At no cost to homeowners and renters. Call 614-621-1171 for more information.Click HERE for the Homeowner Application for WarmChoice Program.

Near East Business Programs