4/9/2019
Appalachian Power earns 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award
Take Charge is Appalachian Power's energy efficiency program.

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 9, 2019 – Appalachian Power is proud to announce that it received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to leadership in energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program. Appalachian Power’s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for the efforts of our Take Charge energy efficiency program,” said Kelly Marlowe, an energy efficiency and consumer program coordinator with Appalachian Power. “This award is a tribute to all the work Appalachian Power provides to show our customers how to lower their energy bills and save money.”

The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award recognizes ENERGY STAR partner businesses and organizations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.

“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”

A complete list of 2019 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program is available at www.EnergyStar.gov/AwardWinners.

For more information on Appalachian Power’s Take Charge energy efficiency program, please visit www.TakeChargeWV.com for West Virginia customers and www.TakeChargeVa.com for Virginia customers.

About Appalachian Power

Appalachian Power has 1 million customers in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee (as AEP Appalachian Power). It is a unit of American Electric Power, one of the largest electric companies in the United States. AEP is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to customers. AEP’s more than 18,000 employees operate and maintain the nation’s largest electricity transmission system and more than 219,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.4 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation’s largest electricity producers with approximately 32,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including 4,340 megawatts of renewable energy.

About ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity with associated reductions of over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans save $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.

 

Matthew Thompson
(304) 348-4154
mwthompson@aep.com
Take Charge is Appalachian Power's energy efficiency program.

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