Demand Side Management  

The Demand Side Management Program offers assistance to low-income customers of American Electric Power and makes homes more energy efficient.


To qualify:

  • Household must be an American Electric Power customer.
  • Household income must be at or below 130 percent of the current federal poverty guidelines.
  • The dwelling must be owner-occupied.
  • Household must be 100 percent dependent on electricity as the heat source. However, households that do not heat with electricity, but have electric water heaters, are eligible for conservation measures.
  • Household must utilize an average of 700 kilowatts of energy per month.

To Apply

Contact the Big Sandy Area Community Action service office in your county to begin your application process.

Information you will need to supply:

  • Most recent electric bill.
  • Total household income.