Athens County - Ended January 31, 2016. Congratulations for meeting 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: $85,602 to go toward energy efficiency upgrades within the county's public libraries, and technical assistance toward the development of a Sustainability Roadmap. If you missed it, here is some information about the program: The Community Energy Savers program is designed to empower residents and businesses to reduce energy usage in their community.  Athens County had a participation goal of 1,676 points for AEP Ohio programs and 197 for the programs of Columbia Gas of Ohio. By participating in AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas Ohio's energy efficiency programs by January 31, 2016, residents and business owners helped their community achieve these goals.

How Do I Participate: 

The following programs, and more, are available year-round. Continue to participate and take advantage of these offerings! Choose an energy efficiency program from the list below and start saving now! Select “Find out more” below to visit AEP Ohio or Columbia Gas of Ohio websites for full details on the programs.

AEP Ohio Residential Programs


    Get paid cold hard cash to have your old, inefficient refrigerator or freezer picked up and recycled. Receive a $50 incentive check plus convenient pickup of your old appliance. Call 1-866-899-9862 or schedule online at


    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.


    Answer questions online about your energy use and receive recommendations for saving energy and a free efficiency kit to help you get started. Once you've answered all questions and you get your results, please make sure you click 'Submit' at the bottom of the page and enter your mailing address. This will ensure that you'll receive the energy efficiency kit in the mail and your participation will count toward your community's goal. You can complete AEP Ohio's Online Home Energy Profile HERE. For detailed written instructions, contact us at 1-844-220-4128.


    If you are the owner or manager of a multi-family building with four or more individual-metered units, receive a free energy assessment and free installation of energy-saving products in all units. Call 1-877-856-2454 for eligibility and to schedule your assessment!


    Receive a cash-back rebate for purchasing an 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 of Ohio Residential Programs

AEP Ohio Business Programs


    Small businesses can cut the hassle and cost of energy efficiency upgrades with the Express Program. A representative will survey your facility for FREE to identify energy saving opportunities and propose recommended improvements. Customers may be eligiblefor incentives up to 80% of total project cost. Participation is limited to non-residential customers with annual consumption of 200,000 kWh or less. Call 1-855-546-3644 to schedule your free assessment. 

Columbia Gas of Ohio Business Programs