PSO Earns EPA Energy Star Award

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 

million vehicles. 

“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

Updated 03-01-2010

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