Painesville Electric is committed to providing safe, reliable power to all our customers. We also know coal is not the future in the energy industry. That's why we have worked through our partnership with AMP to provide a diverse sustainable portfolio of generation assets, including hydroelectric power, to control costs and make better decisions for our planet. Below are a few additional options customers can choose from:
Reduce your carbon footprint and save money. Efficiency Smart offers several services and financial incentives designed to help residents and businesses reduce their electric use and save money while doing so.
EcoSmart Choice® is a 100% Renewable Energy Product, available to Painesville Electric customers through our partnership with American Municipal Power (AMP). By participating in the program, you will help stimulate the demand for new renewable energy facilities, thus reducing your carbon footprint and providing for cleaner, healthier and safer energy supply. An average customer participating in the program can offset 12,600 pounds of CO2 emissions each year - the equivalent of not driving your car 15,159 miles!
According to the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center, electric vehicles (EVs) charge their batteries by drawing electricity directly from the grid and other off-board electrical power sources. EVs provide instant torque, resulting in a fun, fast, and quiet driver experience. They cost less to operate and can have significant emissions benefits over conventional vehicles. To learn more, visit: https://afdc.energy.gov/files/u/publication/electric-drive_vehicles.pdf.
If you are considering an EV, use AMP’s WattPlan tool to provide valuable information and help you make an informed decision on your next vehicle purchase. The tool provides a customized plan detailing your savings, available incentives, carbon reductions and more based on your driving habits, budget and electricity usage. Check it out at https://amppartners.wattplan.com/ev.
Painesville is also the proud home of a new EV charging station located in the Victoria Place parking lot at 66 S St. Clair Street. For a $2 entrance fee into the parking lot, electric vehicle users can park in the available spaces and charge for free at the Level 2 charger.
Renewable Energy Systems, such as solar panels, are a great way to produce your own power and help the environment at the same time. Please note, we do not compensate the customer for any excess power generated (buy back). To be eligible:
In order to utilize solar panels, the following items must be completed:
- Application for a Zoning Permit (city residents only)
- Painesville Electric Generation Policy
- Interconnection Agreement
Completed permits and interconnection agreements should be submitted to the Community Development Department ([email protected] or 440-392-5931) or mailed to 66 Mentor Ave, Painesville, Ohio 44077. Once the application and agreement is officially filed, review will be done by the appropriate departments for approval. For zoning permits (city residents), your application will be scheduled to appear before the Planning Commission as the Design Review Board. Staff will be in contact to provide follow up steps.