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PSO Continues Partnership with Food Banks to Shine A Light on Neighbors in Need

July 14, 2021

For the eighth consecutive year, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) is teaming up with Oklahoma’s two largest food banks to distribute more than 100,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs to families in need.

Since 2014, PSO has worked with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to coordinate the distribution of free energy-efficient bulbs as part of PSO’s Shine A Light project. To date, the food banks, through their networks of partner agencies, have distributed more than 650,000 bulbs in PSO-served areas across the state. 

“Every year, we see families in need who are forced to make difficult decisions and food dollars sometimes get cut in order to cover other life expenses,” said Jeff Brown, PSO Consumer Programs manager.  “As we all work to recover from the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, our Shine A Light project can provide our neighbors ways to save energy and lower costs, so they can focus on the health and well-being of their families.”

LED Savings Facts

  • LEDs last 15 to 25 times as long as many incandescent bulbs.  That’s 15,000 hours or more!
  • You can save up to $45 or more per year off your energy bills by replacing just five of your home’s most used lights with LEDs that have earned ENERGY STAR® certification.
  • LED bulbs may be used in directional lighting, spotlighting, track lighting and dimming applications. 
  • PSO offers instant discounts on select LED bulbs at participating retailers.  A list of the participating retailers is at www.PowerForwardWithPSO.com.
  • Customers shopping at those retailers can look for the “Instant Savings” sticker and then purchase one, or several, discounted LEDs.

About PSO

PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO owns approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas.  It also maintains and operates 22,000 miles of distribution lines and 3,700 miles of transmission lines.  PSO is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information are at www.PSOklahoma.com.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.



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