June 21st is National Energy Shopping Day

Did you know that June 21st is National Energy Shopping Day? That’s right! The Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA), the nation’s leading trade association representing competitive retail energy suppliers, found in their Survey of Americans that 74% of consumers prefer to select their own energy supplier. Although not every state is deregulated, thirteen states give their residents the power to shop for energy plans provided by competitive energy suppliers.

The benefit of energy choice

There are many upsides to purchasing energy from a competitive retail energy supplier, including a potentially lower rate, more customized plan options and there’s no interruption in your energy, as the same utility will continue to provide reliable service, energy, maintain lines and outages Whether you participate in energy choice or not, the supply is distributed in the same way. The difference is that consumers benefit by selecting a supplier of their choice that offers the price, term and percentage of renewable energy of their liking.

Most deregulated states have websites run by their individual Public Utilities Commission for comparison shopping. For example, in Ohio, you can visit the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio shopping site, Apples to Apples, to compare the rates of energy suppliers in your area.

Doing the right thing

AEP Energy is proud to be part of RESA, and we’re also proud to do the right thing for our customers by offering a variety of energy plans, including renewable energy  options, with no early termination or other hidden fees. To see the available residential price plans in your area, click here. For small business offerings, click here.

If you have questions about enrolling with AEP Energy, our renewable energy offerings or your account with us, we’ve made it easier to contact one of our Customer Care Representatives on our new website. You can also reach us via the contact methods below.

  • Phone: Please call an AEP Energy Customer Care Representative toll free at 1-866-258-3782 regarding your account or general customer service needs Monday through Friday,
    8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Eastern Time.
  • Chat: We welcome the opportunity to chat with you Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.
  • Email: We look forward to assisting you! Please click here to complete the care contact form and a Customer Care Representative will typically respond to your message within one business day.
  • Fax: Please send us correspondence at 1-866-996-3782.

Energy choice matters. Consider taking advantage of National Energy Shopping Day and exercise your power to choose by finding a price plan and a supplier that are right for you.

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