News release from Indiana Michigan Power:
I&M, Fort Wayne Mad Ants encourage energy efficiency by co-hosting “Go Green Night” Sunday, February 12th
(February 10, 2012) â€” Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is joining forces with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to encourage energy efficiency by hosting “Go Green Night” at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, February 12, at 6 p.m. That’s when the Mad Ants will meet the Springfield Armor in a showdown between teams from the National Basketball Association’s Development League.
I&M will be giving away green, recyclable bags and LED night lights to the first 1,000 fans in addition to providing information about its SMART Programs: Saving Money And Resources Together Â®. I&M’s SMART Programs include Appliance Recycling, which gives customers $30 and convenient pick-up of their old refrigerators or freezers, as well as an Online Energy Checkup tool that allows customers to calculate their home’s energy costs. Information about Energizing Indiana, a new statewide effort I&M is participating in will also be available. Programs offered through Energizing Indiana include discounts on energy efficient lighting and weatherization assessments for qualified homeowners.
Louie the Lightning Bug, I&M’s safety mascot who encourages children to be safe around electricity will deliver the game ball and entertain fans during the game. Fans will have a chance to win a $25 gift card to Applebee’s as well as several energy-efficient CFLs by competing in a tricycle race with the Mad Ant mascot and Louie the Lightning Bug.
Tickets for the game, which begins at 5 p.m. EST, are available through the Coliseum box office.
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN, and serves more than 580,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan. It operates 3,595 MW of coal-fired generation in Indiana, 2,110 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan, and 22 MW of hydro generation in both states.
I&M is a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), which is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, delivering electricity to more than 5 million customers in 11 states. AEP ranks among the nation’s largest generators of electricity, owning more than 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation’s largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP’s transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP’s utility units operate as 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 and east Texas). AEP’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.