energy efficiency programs

Effective, FREE Energy Efficiency Programs

OEP’s energy efficiency programs increase energy conservation while supporting excellence in science and math education. Through the “School to Home” approach, OEP expands its core philosophy of “Kids Teaching Kids” to “Kids Teaching Families and Communities.”

Students & Families Achieve Big Savings

In one year, 43,375 energy saving kits were distributed to Ohio homes via students sharing what they learned through OEP’s educational programs. The result? Families saved 50,983 megawatt hours and $5,608,000 on utility bills.

Apply For An OEP Program Near You

Program dates and locations for the 2013-14 school year are posted on the specific utility pages.  Registration is open now.

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Teacher Benefits

  • Programs meet multiple Ohio Academic Content & Common Core Standards for grades 5-12
  • Incorporating OEP curriculum and activities into lesson plans is easy
  • Complete curriculum, laboratory supplies and equipment, classroom-ready activities included
  • Home Energy Efficiency Kits available for students
  • Professional Development one-day training provided
  • One semester hour graduate credit available
  • CEU documentation
  • Networking with other educators and energy professionals
  • Stipend after OEP receives program evaluation and Home Installation Surveys

Student Benefits

  • Become energy leaders
  • Apply skills to teach friends and family about energy efficiency
  • Learn to save money and energy
  • Understand how to use energy-saving devices
  • Strategize to make energy efficient choices
  • Get Home Energy Efficiency Kits with:
    • Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs
    • LED Nightlight
    • Refrigerator / Freezer and Hot Water Temperature Gauges
    • Weather stripping
    • Door sweep
    • Temperature thermometer
    • Shower heads and aerators in certain service territories

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must teach 5-12 grade
  • First year teachers must attend 6-hour training in your area, details on application
  • Returning teachers must attend 2-hour training in your area, details on application
  • Must be an Ohio school in the service territory of
    • AEP Ohio
    • Columbia Gas
    • DP&L
    • Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives
    • Vectren