TULSA, Okla., Mar. 1, 2010 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has
recognized Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), a subsidiary of American
Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), with a 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for
its outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering
information and services to its customers to increase energy efficiency. PSO’s
accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on
March 18, 2010.
PSO, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2008, is being honored for work to
increase market share of energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified products and
programs through comprehensive outreach, education, and marketing programs.
Last year alone Americans with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $17 billion on
their energy bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 30
“PSO is pleased to receive recognition for our partnership with ENERGY STAR
and our work to educate our customers about the value of energy efficiency,” said Kathy
Champion, PSO’s manager of consumer programs. “By using ENERGY STAR products,
or building or buying ENERGY STAR qualified homes, our customers can save money
and energy while helping our environment.”
The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards for Program Delivery are given
to a variety of organizations to recognize their efforts to improve energy efficiency and
reduce pollution, resulting in significant cost savings. Award winners are selected from
more than 17,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.
“PSO is leading the way in creating and implementing solutions to climate
change through greater energy efficiency,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant
Administrator for Air and Radiation. “PSO has helped its customers understand how they
can help protect our environment while saving energy and money.”
PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility
company serving approximately 527,000 customers in eastern and southwestern
Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has 4,405 megawatts of generating capacity, and is
the largest provider of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information
about PSO can be found on the World Wide Web at www.PSOklahoma.com.