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AEP Ohio Launches Energy Star Benchmarking Program for Businesses



October 6, 2017

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), has launched a new tool that provides business customers with an automated way to benchmark their buildings against the ENERGY STAR? performance of similar facilities.

The energy and sustainability management platform allows business customers to easily enroll their facilities online. Each facility's energy profile is made available to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR? program, allowing facilities to receive an ENERGY STAR? benchmarking score through a streamlined process. Customers also can manage their portfolio through a web portal, which allows them to compare their facility's profile to similar facilities and use data to understand the effectiveness of energy efficiency improvements.

"We're thrilled to deliver this innovative program to our business customers," said Julie Sloat, AEP Ohio president and chief operating officer. "This program will help our customers automate a traditionally complicated process and allow us to better understand the impact of energy efficiency in our region. These combined efforts will help AEP Ohio and our business customers target energy efficiency projects where they're needed most."

Benefits of enrolling with http://aepohio.com/save/business/programs/AutoBenchmarking.aspx include:

  • Automated ENERGY STAR scoring via streamlined data collection

  • At-a-glance historical usage data, visualized with interactive charts

  • Customers can make data-driven decisions about where to invest in energy efficiency efforts

  • Ability to see the impact of energy efficiency efforts over time

  • ENERGY STAR? data shows that buildings consistently benchmarked over a four-year period average 2.4 percent in annualized savings

For more information regarding AEP Ohio's automated benchmarking program, please visit http://aepohio.com/save/business/programs/AutoBenchmarking.aspx. Customers also can learn more about the new tool by attending a session during the 2017 Columbus Lighting & HVAC Expo Nov. 1. More information can be found at http://www.lightingandhvacexpo.com/.

ABOUT AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers. News and information about AEP Ohio can be found at AEPOhio.com.

American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity and custom energy solutions to nearly 5.4 million customers in 11 states. AEP owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP also operates 224,000 miles of distribution lines. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning approximately 26,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP supplies 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy to customers. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.

AEP OHIO MEDIA CONTACT:
(866) 641-1151 or (614) 883-7999
aepohiomediarelations@aep.com

For more information:

Organization:
AEP Ohio
Gahanna, Ohio
United States, 43230
www.aepohio.com
Tel: 614-716-1000


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