The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

July 8, 2013

Meter kids can be borrowed at public library in Oak Hill

— Area libraries in West Virginia are loaning Kill-A-Watt meters to customers, made possible as part of Appalachian Power’s energy efficiency initiative. A Kill-A-Watt meter measures the amount of electricity consumed from household electric appliances and gadgets.

 One of Appalachian’s ongoing messages to customers is to encourage awareness of computers, cell phone chargers and other items that are plugged in but not in use.

“Kill-A-Watt meters can quickly identify the biggest opportunities for savings, which goes along with our company’s energy efficiency program goals,” said Jim Fawcett, manager of energy efficiency and consumer programs.

 Meter kits are equipped with instructions, tracking sheets and a meter. Among the libraries participating is the Fayette County Library in Oak Hill.

For more information about Appalachian’s energy efficiency program, visit