The Electric Partnership Program (EPP) helps eligible Ohioans reduce their electricity usage in their home. The EPP provider performs in-home audits and installs appropriate electric energy efficiency measures to reduce electric usage. Customers also receive information on how they can reduce their electric use and improve their home’s efficiency.
Who is Eligible for EPP?
Ohioans are eligible for EPP if they are on or eligible for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan Plus (PIPP), having a total household income that is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty levels.
To be eligible for the program, Ohioans must also have 12 months of electric usage at their current address, have an annual electric baseload usage of at least 5,000 kWh, and live in the service territory of American Electric Power, Duke Energy, Dayton Power and Light, or FirstEnergy.
For 2018-2019, the income levels are:
|Size of Household||Total Household Income 12 Months|
|1||up to $18,735|
|2||up to $25,365|
|3||up to $31,995|
|4||up to $38,625|
|5||up to $45,255|
|6||up to $51,855|
|7||up to $58,515|
|8||up to $65,145|
For households with more than eight (8) members, add $6,630 for each additional member.
How do I apply?
Customers who are enrolled in electric PIPP or who are eligible for PIPP and have high energy use will be contacted by an authorized EPP provider.
You can apply for the Energy Assistance Programs online at energyhelp.ohio.gov, in person at your local Energy Assistance Provider or by mail. When you apply, you will need to complete the Energy Assistance Application (English or Spanish) and submit a copy of the following documents:
- a copy of your most recent utility bills
- a list of all household members (include birth dates and Social Security numbers) and proof of income for the last 30 days for each member (12 months preferred)
- proof of citizenship or legal residency for all household members
Don’t forget to sign the application. Not signing the application will delay the application process.
If you’re applying by mail, send your application to:
P.O. Box 1240
Columbus, Ohio 43216
Where do I get an Energy Assistance Application?
Click the link to download a copy of the Energy Assistance Program application (English or Spanish). Applications can also be found at your Home Weatherization Provider, local libraries, county departments of Job and Family Services, and Area Agencies on Aging.