New Phila receives $35K to upgrade city lighting
reality. The city was presented a check for $35,000 by Michael LaScola, a coordinator for American Electric Power's Energy Efficiency program. Within four months, the city earned more than the 773 points needed in AEP Ohio's Community Energy Savers program to be awarded $35,000 that will be used to upgrade all of the downtown's lighting to brighter, energy-saving LED lights. To reach the point goal, homeowners and businesses owners could participate in a variety of programs that educated and promoted saving energy.