Efficiency Smart

The Efficiency Smart program offers energy efficiency services to a network of public power communities like Oberlin, who are members of American Municipal Power, Inc (AMP) based in Columbus, OH. The goal of the program is to assist residential, commercial, and industrial customers reduce energy consumption by providing information, resources and incentives.

Efficiency Smart offers technical assistance to assess energy efficiency opportunities and provides financial incentives (including rebates) directly to customers to help lower the cost of adopting cost-effective energy efficient solutions. Efficiency Smart works with vendors, suppliers, and contractors to make it easier to find the products and services that will save energy and lower your electric bill.  A staff of energy specialists, engineers, customer service representatives and market specialists stand ready to serve you and the Oberlin community to save money and energy.

To find out more about Efficiency Smart and what is available to help you reduce your energy costs contact Efficiency Smart at 877-889-3777 or click HERE.

Residential Rebates Available for Energy Efficient Upgrades

The City of Oberlin partners with Efficiency Smart to provide energy efficiency services, including the rebates listed below on qualifying appliance purchases. Oberlin residents can also receive an ADDITIONAL rebate from the City of Oberlin through the Super Rebates Program!


Visit www.EfficiencySmart.org/Oberlin-Ohio prior to purchasing to make sure your appliance purchase qualifies, as well as to apply for a rebate after purchasing. Once you have applied for the Efficiency Smart Rebate, no further action is necessary to receive the Oberlin Super Rebate!

The City of Oberlin also offers All-Electric Home Weatherization Rebates for Oberlin residents.  Residents can receive $100 Rebate on a Home Energy Audit and a 50% Rebate on Home Insulation and Air Sealing.

Commercial Rebates

Commercial customers, including churches, can DOUBLE the Efficiency Smart Rebate on qualified LED lighting, up to the cost of the product.

More Information

For more information on Efficiency Smart Rebates or the City of Oberlin’s Super Rebates Program, please contact Sustainability Coordinator Linda Arbogast at 440-775-7257 or LArbogast@CityofOberlin.com.

(Providing Oberlin With Efficiency Responsibly)

Mission Statement

Providing Oberlin With Efficiency Responsibly (POWER), founded in 2008, is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) grassroots environmental justice organization whose mission is to increase the energy efficiency of homes, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and churches in Oberlin, Ohio and the surrounding area.

Vision Statement

Creating a community of comfortable, affordable, and healthy homes.

POWER has helped over 400 homeowners weatherize and repair their homes to make them comfortable, affordable, and healthy.

POWER seeks to:

  • Make low-income individuals more financially secure in the face of rising utility costs
  • Improve the quality of life for Oberlin residents by creating a more comfortable home
  • Reduce the amount of pollution and CO2 emitted by Oberlin housing and businesses

Click HERE to contact POWER to have an Energy Advocate work with you to weatherize your home.