Community Connections

Short Description

Ohio Edison and LCCAA have teamed up to offer energy-efficient refrigerators, freezers and light-bulbs to income eligible Ohio Edison customers.



In an effort to help low-income families keep their utility costs low, Ohio Edison and LCCAA have partnered to offer customers energy assessments on refrigerators and freezers. If necessary, the Community Connections Program replaces the appliances. The program also offers energy efficient light bulbs for all fixtures in the client’s home.


To be eligible, clients must reside in Lorain County and live at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Line. If you are currently a HEAP or PIPP participant, you are qualified.

Other requirements:

  • You must own the refrigerator and/or freezer.

  • You must have at least 12 months electrical service in your name.

  • Provide your most current electric bill.

  • Provide proof of income for everyone in the household 18 or older for the last 90 days. (HEAP/PIPP application information can be used if it is less than a year old.)

  • Provide a copy of your driver’s license or state identification card.  

If you have questions or need more information, contact Colette Park, Client Services Specialist at 440-204-3151 or