FirstEnergy Ohio Utilities to Distribute Energy-Efficient Lamps

Residential customers of FirstEnergy Corp.’s Ohio utility operating companies will receive two compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) through a company program designed to reduce electricity usage and increase awareness of the benefits of energy-efficiency measures, including lower electric bills.

“CFLs are a great way for customers to reduce energy use in their homes. In addition to delivering energy-efficient light bulbs, we’re providing customers with good information and tips on how they can save energy and save money,” said John Paganie, vice president of energy efficiency and customer service at FirstEnergy.

These energy-efficient lamps use up to 75 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent lamps. By replacing two 100-watt incandescent lamps with these energy-efficient CFLs, customers can save up to $60 over the life of the lamps. The program is being offered as part of the companies’ effort under Ohio’s new energy law to reduce energy usage by 22.2 percent by the end of 2025 and reduce peak demand by 7.75 percent by the end of 2018.

FirstEnergy expected to mail or hand-deliver nearly 4 million CFLs throughout its Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. and Toledo Edison service territories. Distribution began in mid-October, and the company expected it to take about five weeks.

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