11/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/24/2021 12:31
FORT WAYNE, Ind., November 24, 2022 - With Thanksgiving tomorrow, people will soon be putting up their holiday decorations.
Decorating for the holiday season is a great way to spread cheer, but it can make a costly and hazardous time of year even more expensive and dangerous. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is providing customers with energy efficient holiday decoration ideas and safety reminders to get into the holiday spirit.
According to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), in 1882, Thomas Edison, who invented the incandescent light bulb, showed off to reporters the strings of electric lights around his holiday tree at his New Jersey home. Since then, electric lights have helped customers celebrate the holidays. Fast forward to today and our technology is more energy efficient, but we still need to be safe.
"Indiana Michigan Power is dedicated to making your holidays bright, efficient and safe," said Heather Riggle, Energy Efficiency Residential Accounts manager for I&M. "If you're using one string of lights or going all out like Clark Griswold in the movie 'Christmas Vacation', it's always important to review safety procedures if decorating is part of your holiday tradition. Customers can create great displays or décor while being environmentally friendly and safe. We hope all of our 500,000 plus customers we serve have a safe and happy holiday season."
Here are a few tips on how customers can decorate for the holidays while conserving energy and staying safe.
Deck The Halls and Conserve Energy:
Lights hung on trees or roofs are a great way to make your home or business shine during the holiday season. You can decorate and save money using these energy efficient ideas.
For more than 100 energy efficiency tips, rebates and energy efficient efforts visit: www.electricideas.com.
12 Safety Tips
Having a happy holiday season with your friends, family and loved ones means having a safe holiday. Before you decorate, follow I&M's top 12 tips of safety.
For more safety tips visit: www.IndianaMichiganPower.com/safety.
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ABOUT INDIANA MICHIGAN POWER: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its approximately 2,100 employees serve more than 600,000 customers. More than 85% of its energy delivered in 2020 was emission-free. I&M has at its availability various sources of generation including 2,278 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, 450 MW of purchased wind generation from Indiana, more than 22 MW of hydro generation in both states, nearly 35 MW of large-scale solar generation in both states, and 2,620 MW of coal-fueled generation in Indiana.
ABOUT AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: American Electric Power, based in Columbus, Ohio, is focused on building a smarter energy infrastructure and delivering new technologies and custom energy solutions to our customers. AEP's approximately 16,800 employees operate and maintain the nation's largest electricity transmission system and more than 223,000 miles of distribution lines to efficiently deliver safe, reliable power to nearly 5.5 million regulated customers in 11 states. AEP also is one of the nation's largest electricity producers with approximately 30,000 megawatts of diverse generating capacity, including more than 5,500 megawatts of renewable energy. AEP's family of companies includes utilities AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia and West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana, east Texas and the Texas Panhandle). AEP also owns AEP Energy, AEP Energy Partners, AEP OnSite Partners, and AEP Renewables, which provide innovative competitive energy solutions nationwide. For more information, visit aep.com.
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