Weatherization Resources

The Ohio Weatherization Training Center has pulled together some online training resources:

WAPTAC– If you open any of the tabs it has numerous power point presentations, information, quizzes

Coronavirus Update – PUCO suspends in-home services

Today, the Commission issued an order requiring “in-home audits, weatherization programs, in-premises inspections not prompted by an identified safety-related concern, and other similar initiatives”, to be suspended for the duration of the emergency.  Utilities are […]

Chairman Pai Launches the Keep American Connected Pledge

Pai Calls on Broadband and Telephone Service Providers to Promote Connectivity for Americans Impacted by the Disruptions Caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, March 13, 2020—Yesterday, in multiple phone calls with broadband and telephone service […]

Apartment Residents Get New Refrigerators

Story provided by Lorain County Community Action Agency

Residents of two apartment complexes in Lorain have efficient appliances thanks to LCCAA’s Community Connections program.
LCCAA facilitated the replacement of every refrigerator at both Pearl Village and Westgate […]

OPAE Wins Merchant Function Case

On Thursday, February 26th, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved the settlement filed by OPAE, the Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the PUCO staff, Dominion East Ohio, and a motley crew of […]

2019 Impact Report

Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy thanks all the member agencies and utility partners for the positive impacts made in communities across Ohio. We are pleased to present our 2019 Impact Report. (Click image to download […]

A Profile of Ms. Nina Nixon – IMPACT Community Action

IMPACT Community Action’s mission is to fight poverty and provide real opportunities to self- sufficiency.

The following is a case study/story of a family that received aid from IMPACT Community Action.

The Past

My father was […]

Senate Starts an Energy Policy Debate

Senator Steve Wilson, the Chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee, thinks Ohio’s energy policy needs updating. The last one was prepared in 1986, when coal accounted for 80% of electricity generation and nuclear […]

Dominion Merchant Function Update

A settlement was filed in the Dominion ‘Exit the Merchant Function’ case on Friday, February 7th. OPAE joined the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Staff, the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, and a handful of energy marketers, […]

AEP Ohio Community Assistance Program 2019

For some of you, you are still waiting on outstanding orders of refrigerators through AEP’s CAAR program in 2019. AEP informed us that these outstanding orders will not be fulfilled until 2020 due to this […]

Federal Appropriations for HWAP and HEAP

Ninety percent of the funding provided for HEAP in FY19 has been released to the states under the Continuing Resolution which runs until December 20th. There are differences between the two […]

The nuclear subsidy bill, HB 6, is now law

The nuclear subsidy bill, HB 6, is now law. There is no sign of Chinese banks taking over our electric grid. I guess we’re all safe for the time being.

I’m sure you all wake up […]