Sustainable Steps

Take advantage of energy efficiency programs from AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas. You’ll save money and make your home more comfortable, plus you’ll help Columbus reach its 30,000 home energy audit goal! Sustainable Steps is the City’s innovative and ambitious climate action plan to reduce air pollution & city-wide greenhouse gas emissions. This winning plan is part of the American Cities Climate Challenge!

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!*


Columbus City-wide Programs

The following programs count towards the 30,000 home energy audits goal:

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

    IT’S YOUR POWER is a free app provided by AEP Ohio. To download, search for IT’S YOUR POWER in your app store. Once you’ve downloaded the app, enter your 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.