Akron Electricity Supplier

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You have a choice when it comes to energy. Make your switch a smart one. Choose AEP Energy: a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider.

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Why Choose AEP Energy?

Instead of paying fluctuating utility rates, with AEP Energy, you’ll receive:

  • Fixed-rate pricing for the duration of the plan you choose
  • Same reliable service at a better price
  • No cancellation fees if you are not 100% satisfied
  • Reward Dollars to use in AEP Energy Reward Store

Better Electric Rates Close to Home

The person right next door may be paying less for her electricity. What makes her price plan different? She’s using AEP Energy as her Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider (CRES).

You’re probably wondering if switching to a different electricity supplier is worth the hassle. Or if it’s actually going to offer a better rate. Good news. AEP Energy, a CRES, has helped thousands of people in the Akron area save money. And, we promise, switching is very easy.

When you choose AEP Energy, you get secure electricity prices along with the same bill and service from your local utility. We are able to protect you from potentially volatile and fluctuating electricity rates by selling power at market-based prices. That means you get a fixed price, no early termination fees, and peace of mind.

When you choose your electric supplier, rely on AEP Energy. We are a part of one of the largest and oldest energy companies in the United States, and we are committed to total customer satisfaction.

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Renewable Electricity in Akron

AEP Energy believes in supporting a cleaner environment with renewable energy options, and we’re proud to offer renewable energy plans to customers in the Akron, Ohio area. With a solid reputation throughout Northeast Ohio, Cleveland, and Canton, AEP Energy is proud to provide electricity services to residents in Akron.

Our renewable energy plan is called ECO-Advantage®, and it matches 100% of your electricity usage with national Green-e® Energy certified wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). When you buy and pair RECs with your electricity service, you’re getting and using renewable electricity.

Buying RECs also helps build a market for renewable electricity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. ECO-Advantage® helps you make a positive impact on the environment without expensive equipment or additional costs. It’s a win-win.

Let AEP Energy be your renewable electricity provider.

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ECO-Advantage is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.

The Best Electricity Provider for the Rubber Capital of the World

The Greater Akron area, which includes Summit and Portage counties, is a bustling area with many tourist and industrial attractions. As the fifth-largest city in Ohio, Akron’s supremacy in tire manufacturing helped it become known as the “rubber capital of the world,” is home to the first established toy company in America – The Akron Toy Company, and is the home of the All-American Soap Box Derby.

Akron’s hustle and bustle requires a trusted electricity provider residents can rely on – AEP Energy.

AEP Energy is a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider Serving Akron

AEP Energy is proud to be a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider (CRES) for Akron and other communities in the area.

Energy deregulation in the area has given homeowners in Summit and Portage counties the ability to take greater control of their energy costs, meaning they don’t need to exclusively purchase energy from their local utility company. Residents can choose an energy supplier and plan that best meets their energy needs.

Families in Akron can keep their homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer, all while knowing they can count on stable energy rates from AEP Energy.

AEP Energy offers electricity plans to almost every town in the region, including: Akron, Aurora, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson, Kent, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, New Franklin, Norton, Ravenna, Stow, Streetsboro, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, and many more.

Here’s a full list of zip codes in the Akron area we serve:

44056, 44067, 44087, 44201, 44202, 44203, 44216, 44223, 44224, 44231, 44234, 44236, 44240, 44241, 44250, 44255, 44260, 44262, 44264, 44266, 44272, 44278, 44286, 44288, 44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44321, 44333, 44411, 44412, 44449

Electric Companies in Akron

The following electric distribution companies provide the distribution and transmission of electric power in Akron, OH.

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Ohio Edison

Ohio Edison serves more than one million customers in Northeast and North-Central Ohio. It is part of FirstEnergy, a company that operates 10 electric distribution companies.

The Illuminating Company

The Illuminating Company serves more than 750,000 customers in Northeast Ohio. It is part of FirstEnergy, an Akron-based company that operates 10 electric distribution companies.

Why Residents of Akron Choose AEP Energy

AEP Energy customers in Northeast Ohio share their thoughts about the service, electric rates, and overall experience.

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I live on a fixed income and closely watch my expenses. After considerable research, I found that AEP was the best deal and value for my lifestyle.

Robert Akron, OH

Good pricing and contract lengths to choose from with no early cancellation fees. Very easy to sign up for.

Beth F. Akron, OH

We signed up for AEP Energy’s Renewable Energy Offer at a lower rate than what we had been paying for fossil fuel-generated energy. That’s what you call a win-win situation!

David M. Akron, OH

I renewed with AEP Energy because of the low electric rate they offered!

Mark F. Akron, OH

I first heard of AEP energy through friends and appreciate how eco-friendly their energy options are. The people at AEP have always been kind to deal with, and seem very knowledgeable about their products and pricing. I have recommended AEP Energy to several friends.

Kathleen S. Akron, OH

Looking for Natural Gas in Akron?

AEP Energy is also a Certified Retail Natural Gas Service Provider in the Akron area.

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Frequently Asked Questions


  • No. Most Public Utilities Commissions have only allowed investor owned utilities to participate in electric choice. Municipal electric cooperatives do not participate in electric choice.

  • There is no equipment to install or any changes in wiring or hardware. You also won’t experience any interruptions as a result of enrolling with AEP Energy and there will be no changes in your electricity delivery.

  • Eligibility rules for assistance programs can vary by state and/or utility. Please contact your local utility for more information. In Ohio, unfortunately customers currently enrolled in PIPP or PIPP Plus are not eligible to enroll with AEP Energy.

  • Unfortunately, if you owe money to the local utility, you are not eligible to enroll with AEP Energy until your balance has been paid.

  • No, AEP Energy will take care of notifying the local utility. Enrolling with AEP Energy does not eliminate or cancel your current local utility service. You will remain a customer of your current local utility as they will continue to read your meter, send you one bill that contains all of your charges and provide maintenance and emergency services.

  • In most cases, your service will begin on the next available meter-read date after your local utility accepts your enrollment. This typically takes up to 45-75 days after we receive your enrollment form.

  • Switching fees are a cost imposed by your local utility (with the exception of Pennsylvania) that you may incur as a result of changing suppliers. However, AEP Energy will cover those charges. Please note – switching fees should not be confused with early termination fees. Many price plans do not include an early termination fee, however, please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.

  • Many of our price plans do not have an early termination fee if you cancel prior to the end of your agreement. However, please carefully review the terms and conditions of your contract.

  • Yes, our price plans will require that you enter into a contract. Your agreement will outline the terms and conditions including your price and term length, as well as cancellation and renewal provisions.

  • AEP Energy has a variety of electricity product offerings to meet your energy needs. Click here to see the price plans for your area.

  • You will need to provide AEP Energy with your account name and service address as listed on your utility bill, as well as your utility account number. Some utilities use various forms of account numbers or identifiers for their customers. Click here to use our Utility Number Reference Guide to help you find your utility account number and identify what type of information to provide AEP Energy.

  • It’s easy to enroll with AEP Energy! Simply enroll online by browsing the price plans for your area or give us a call at 1-855-300-7192.


  • Renewable energy comes from natural sources that are infinite and constantly replenished, like sunlight and wind. Choosing renewable energy is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly way to power your home. Learn more about renewable energy and its benefits here.

  • If you are moving to a new home or apartment, call your local utility to place a disconnect order and arrange for service at the new location. Then contact one of our Customer Care Representatives toll free at 1-866-258-3782 or by completing the contact form here to let us know your plans. Although you can’t transfer your agreement to the new location, you can sign up your new location under a new agreement if it is within a service area that we serve. Click here to see what markets we serve.

  • Many price plans do not include an early termination fee, however, please refer to your service agreement for cancellation provisions.

  • Many consumers have the power to choose an electricity and natural gas supplier, like AEP Energy. If your home is located in a deregulated state, you can choose who supplies your generation and transmission services and what price you pay for it. This allows you to choose the supply plan and contract length that works for you. To learn more about how energy choice works and its benefits, click here.