Welcome to TakeCharge Virginia!

It’s easier than you think to save energy AND save on your energy bills. TakeCharge Virginia brings together all the energy efficiency initiatives Appalachian Power has to offer in one convenient place. Explore the site to find rebate offers on energy-saving appliances, smart devices and more. Learn about energy efficiency and enroll in programs to help your home or business save money while maintaining a more comfortable environment — and helping the planet.

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Programs For Your Home

Enrolling in a residential program can help you save money on your energy bill and make your home more comfortable and efficient.

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Programs For Your Business

Boost your bottom line and make your business more efficient and eco-friendly by participating in one or more of our programs.

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The Power is in Your Hands

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Use Less, Save More

When it comes to your energy usage, knowledge is power. Learn more about energy and how you use it in order to take an active role in managing it... which in turn can save you money on your next power bill.

Did you know that your power bill is based directly on how many kilowatt-hours you use every month? But what exactly is a kilowatt-hour, and how can you measure what your appliances use? Visit our new Bright Ideas page to understand how simple habit changes, easy home improvements and smart buying can make a difference.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question for Appalachian Power? We may already have the answer. Here are a few of the most common, or click the button below to view all FAQs.

What is the Home Performance Program?

The Home Performance (HP) Program is designed to identify opportunities for immediate and longer-term energy and cost savings in your home. Under the HP program, an Energy Advisor will visit your home and provide, at no cost to you, a Home Energy Assessment (HEA). While there, the Energy Advisor also will install free energy savings measures, such as LED light bulbs and low-flow shower heads. After this assessment, you will receive the HEA report providing information about your home, energy saving tips, and recommendations for additional savings—savings that can be achieved through Appalachian Power HP rebate opportunities.

How does the Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) program work?

When you enroll in the BYOT Program, Appalachian Power will automatically adjust the thermostat's temperature by a few degrees on peak days when energy consumption is high, usually on the hottest days of summer.

Air conditioners typically run for a certain amount of time "on" and then shut "off“ when the desired temperature is met. During an event, the BYOT Program shortens the number of minutes your air conditioner is "on,” resulting in energy savings for you.

There is a maximum of 15 non-emergency events in a summer season. Events can occur Monday through Friday between noon and 8 p.m. (no events will take place on weekends or holidays). The average event lasts approximately two hours.

How can I learn more about the Business Energy Solutions (BES) Program?

If you are interested in participating as a Business Customer and want to learn more or if you are a contractor interested in participating as a Trade Ally, please contact a Program Representative at 1- 833-402-2221 or send us an email at TakeChargeSavings@trccompanies.com.

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How Can We Help You Save

If you have questions on energy efficiency or how TakeCharge Virginia can help you upgrade your home or business, reach out today.

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