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 2015, 42,569 energy saving kits were distributed to Ohio homes via students sharing what they learned through OEP’s educational programs. The result? Families saved 102,968 megawatt hours and $9,000,000 on utility bills.

Apply For An OEP Program Near You

Program dates and locations for the 2016-17 school year are posted on the specific utility pages.  Registration is open now.

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Teacher Benefits

  • New teacher curriculum and student workbook for for 2016-17
  • Training, curriculum and lab materials for six hands-on science of energy labs.
  • Programs meet multiple Ohio Learning Standards for grades 4-12
  • One semester hour graduate credit and CEU documentation available
  • Networking with other educators and energy professionals
  • Teacher stipend after meeting program requirements

Student Benefits

  • Hands-on, real world application of classroom learning
  • Become energy leaders and 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
  • Every student receives a Home Energy Efficiency Kit which may include:
    • LED and Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs
    • LED Nightlight
    • Refrigerator /Freezer Thermometer and Hot Water Temperature Gauge
    • Weather stripping
    • Temperature thermometer
    • Shower heads and aerators

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must teach 4th-12th grades
  • First year teachers must attend 6-hour training in your area, details on application
  • Returning teachers must attend an open house or customized training, details on application
  • Must be an Ohio school in the service territory of
    • AEP Ohio
    • Columbia Gas
    • DP&L
    • Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives
    • Vectren