Toronto - Ended September 30, 2018.

The Community Energy Savers (CES) program is designed to empower residents and businesses to reduce energy usage in their community. By participating in CES, as a Toronto community member, you not only saved energy and money in your homes and businesses, but you also helped Toronto receive $37,000 in grants from AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio. These awards will fund energy efficient lighting at the new basketball court and dog park, and an energy efficient natural gas project at the future community center.

In addition to receiving financial grants, Toronto received assistance from AEP Ohio toward the development of a Sustainability Roadmap. The Road map will support the City Green Team in their efforts to continue making Toronto a sustainable city.

Toronto had a goal of 240 participation points for AEP Ohio programs and 78 points for Columbia Gas programs.Participation toward the goal was counted between June 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018.

AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas energy efficiency programs are available to all customers with an AEP Ohio electric account and 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.

Toronto 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

  • 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 - 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)

    Whole house energy inspection and services at no cost to income eligible homeowners and renters. 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. All at no cost! Call 614-621-1171 for more information and to apply. Click HERE for the on-line WarmChoice program application.

Toronto Business Programs