AEP Ohio said it continues to monitor the winter storm that is advancing on Ohio. The company expects more than 470 line workers and 120 damage assessors from eight southern states to travel to Ohio Tuesday in preparation for potential power outages due to accumulating ice and increasingly high winds.
In an effort to increase consumer awareness and encourage the purchase of ENERGY STAR products, AEP Ohio is offering mail-in rebates as a way of reducing the price of ENERGY STAR qualified products to their customers.
"During the first quarter of 2011, we are offering a $50 mail-in rebate to AEP Ohio residential customers who purchase an ENERGY STAR clothes washer," said Jon Williams, AEP Ohio manager energy efficiency and peak demand response. "By replacing older or inefficient products with ENERGY STAR qualified products, consumers reduce energy use, save money and help reduce pollution. ENERGY STAR clothes washers also use less water thus helping to preserve this vital resource."
The rebate is good for purchases made January 1, 2011 through April 30, 2011. A clothes washer rebate form must be completed and mailed in no later than May 15, 2011. Rebate forms can be obtained at participating retailers or on-line at www.gridSMARTOhio.com. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, an individual must be a current AEP Ohio residential service customer.
The AEP Ohio Residential ENERGY STAR Appliance Program is part of the gridSMART initiative offered by the utility to help residential and commercial customers use less energy, manage their bills and protect the environment. For more information about AEP Ohio's energy efficiency programs, visit www.gridSMARTOhio.com