Advocating for Affordable Energy & Efficiency

OPAE keeps Ohio families safe by advocating for weatherization and energy assistance programs. We are a membership organization galvanizing the agencies, supporters and contractors that service these programs.

Forty-two OPAE member agencies provide essential energy services, including bill payment assistance, weatherization and energy efficiency, and housing services to over 440,000 households statewide annually. OPAE members operate numerous programs supporting children and families including Head Start, job training, financial literacy, child nutrition, medical and dental clinics, affordable housing, and community development.

OPAE’s 42 members have been working for over 25 years to make utility bills more affordable for Ohio families in need, and have assisted more than 300,000 families during that time.