Clean Energy Columbus

The City of Columbus is excited to announce the fulfillment of Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s commitment to providing 100% clean energy to our residents and small businesses through the Clean Energy Columbus Program.

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Clean Energy Columbus

What is Clean Energy Columbus?

Clean Energy Columbus is the City of Columbus’ community choice aggregation program, providing cleaner energy and competitive rates for residents and small businesses in Columbus. With the ambitious goal for our community to be carbon neutral by 2050 – to ensure health, vibrant neighborhoods and community for generations to come – Clean Energy Columbus play a big role in creating our sustainable future.

Community Choice Aggregation is the process through which the City of Columbus contracts for energy on behalf of its residents and small businesses. Through two separate competitive bid processes, the City has contracted with Trebel Energy to consult and manage the program and with AEP Energy to provide 100% Ohio-based clean energy and supply the Clean Energy Columbus Program and small business.

  • AEP Energy will supply the Clean Energy Columbus Program from the June 2021 through the May 2034 meter-read cycles. Program participants will receive a 100% clean energy supply price of $0.07990 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for the June 2023 – June 2024 meter-read dates.¹ Your 100% clean energy supply price will be reset each June for the remainder of the term ensuring that you benefit by receiving a competitive price. Pricing resets are based on different factors, which include applicable industry charges, wholesale market conditions, AEP Ohio’s price to compare and electricity supply sources.

  • The Clean Energy Columbus Program supports local Ohio-based clean energy generation. Clean energy for this Program will initially be sourced through Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) while a portfolio of new Ohio-based utility-scale clean energy projects is constructed to fulfill the goals of the Clean Energy Columbus Program. Clean energy refers to energy produced from renewable and carbon-free sources that emit little-to-no greenhouse gas emissions, including solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, waste heat and biomass fuel energy.

  • If you’ve received a letter from City of Columbus and AEP Energy in the mail, you have automatically been enrolled in the Program unless you chose to opt out by the specified date. If you didn’t receive a letter in the mail and would like to see if you are eligible to join the Program, check out these two easy options:

    Get started now

    Call the AEP Energy Customer Care Team toll free at 1-888-307-0264 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST

  • Time Period 100% Clean Energy Price
    June 2023 – June 2024 Meter-Read Date $0.07990 per kilowatt-hour (kWh)
  • For additional details, please visit cleanenergycolumbus.org

City of Columbus residents can get a great electricity rate through the Clean Energy Columbus Program.

Beginning with your June 2024 meter read date, eligible residents and businesses in the City of Columbus will receive 100% renewable energy at the low price of $0.06612 per kWh for your electricity supply charges up to the June 2025 meter read date.

Save money*

with the Clean Energy

Columbus Program

  • Current Local Utility Rate

    $0.1091 per kWh

  • AEP Energy Program Rate

    $0.07990 per kWh

  • Average Annual Savings

    Up to $350 per year

WHY AEP ENERGY

Why choose AEP Energy?

AEP Energy is a certified Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) provider and sells electricity supply to customers at market-based prices rather than regulated rates offered by AEP Ohio. The City of Columbus selected AEP Energy because they were able to propose a program that in the City’s judgment, offered the best overall value for eligible households and businesses in the community.

Fixed-Fee Plans

Know what to expect per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Price Transparency

Get the peace of mind that comes with always knowing what you’re paying.

No Early Termination Fees

You can cancel anytime if you are not 100% satisfied.

Same Utility

Keep the same reliable service and get fixed-price protection.

Still prefer to opt out?

Recently, you received an opt out letter for the Clean Energy Columbus Program. As you are with your local utility for your electricity supply, the rate you pay is currently $0.1091 per kWh. The program rate is $0.07990. With annual average electricity usage, you will save up to $350 per year if you stay in the electric aggregation program.*

We understand you would prefer to opt out of the electric aggregation program. Please complete the fields below.

The opt out period for your community’s electric aggregation has closed.

To cancel your enrollment in the program, please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-877-648-1937.

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Participation in the program is subject to the Terms & Conditions of the Agreement between the City and AEP Energy.¹ AEP Energy’s price excludes utility distribution and transmission charges and other utility charges and fees. There is no guarantee of savings under the Aggregation Program. You may terminate your agreement early without penalty. For more information, call toll free 1-888-307-0264, write to: AEP Energy, PO Box 340, Zelienople, PA 16063-2300, or visit AEPenergy.com.