History & Awards

Channeling 30+ years of experience.

Ohio Energy Project (OEP) has been serving students, teachers, and communities since 1988. From its inception, OEP has dedicated time, talent, and resources to meeting the needs of classrooms across the Buckeye State and sparking curiosity about energy in learners of all backgrounds.


Science is for everyone. Energy is universal. With those key principles in mind, OEP has expanded from the humble beginnings of one program to a suite of dynamic offerings that serve hundreds of teachers, thousands of students, and tens of thousands of Ohioans annually. Check out the awards, honors, and accreditations we’ve earned along the way!

Awards & Honors

1995 – Ohio Alliance for the Environment

1995 – Ohio’s BEST Practices

1996 – NEED Regional Program of the Year

2001 – National Energy Champion, U.S. Department of Energy

2001 –NEED State Program of the Year

2002 – Partner, Governor’s Energy Smart Community Challenge
2008 – Ohio EPA – Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Outstanding Project in Environmental Impact Education

2010 – NEED State Program of the Year

2011 – Ohio School Board Association, Outstanding Program-Westerville

2011 – Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Organization Award

2012 – Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations (OANO) Excellence Award

2016 – AEP Ohio Energy Efficiency Leadership Award

2017 – OANO Standards for Excellence


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