AEP Ohio
AEP Ohio celebrates energy awareness month with $50 refrigerator recycling incentive

October 24, 2017

October is energy awareness month, and AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is celebrating by inviting customers to recycle old refrigerators or freezers and receive a $50 rebate. The promotion only lasts until December 24, then goes back to $35.

AEP Ohio customers who participate in the Appliance Recycling Program can have inefficient refrigerators and freezers picked up free of charge. In addition to the $50 incentive, participants can save as much as $150 annually through lower household energy usage.

"We know our customers want to save energy and money. This program helps them do exactly that," said Dave Tabata, energy efficiency and consumer programs manager for AEP Ohio. "It's as easy as choosing a time for free pickup."

Older, outdated refrigerators and freezers consume 2-3 times more energy than newer, more efficient ones. This is especially true if the refrigerator or freezer being taken out of service was manufactured before 1990.

AEP Ohio customers who want their older refrigerators or freezers picked up for recycling can call 1-866-899-9862 or visit AEPOhio.com/Recycle. Refrigerators and freezers must be empty, in working condition and 10-30 cubic feet in size. The customer will have their choice of receiving their $50 incentive by (1) redeeming their incentive electronically immediately or (2) receiving a VISA prepaid gift card that will arrive by mail within 4-6 weeks.

A maximum of two units per household per calendar year will be accepted. Although the program will remain available to customers, the program's incentive will return to $35 beginning January 1, 2018.

Recleim, an appliance de-manufacturer, will pick up and recycle the refrigerators and freezers, recovering approximately 95 percent of components while disposing of hazardous chemicals and minimizing waste.

National Energy Awareness Month is dedicated to promoting energy efficiency practices to reduce energy and save money. In addition its recycling program, AEP Ohio offers a variety of programs to help customers save energy and money. For more information and tips on how to save, visit AEPOhio.com/Save.

About AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio delivers electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers of AEP's subsidiary Ohio Power Co. in Ohio. AEP Ohio is based in Gahanna, Ohio, and is a unit of American Electric Power. 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 Relations
1-866-641-1151 or 614-883-7999

For more information:

AEP Ohio
Gahanna, Ohio
United States, 43230
Tel: 614-716-1000

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