Columbus Electricity Supplier

C-Bus residents can get great electricity rates.

Columbus has energy choice. Make a smart switch. Choose AEP Energy, a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider.

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Why 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

Believe it.

Do you know what your neighbor is paying for electricity? Well, she may have a better plan than you. Why? She’s using AEP Energy as her Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider (CRES).

The question many people ask at this point is if switching to a different CRES is worth the hassle. You may also wonder if switching will actually offer a better rate. The answer is yes. AEP Energy has helped thousands of people in the Columbus area save money. And, we’ve made sure that switching is easy.

With AEP Energy, you get secure electricity prices. You also get the same bill and service from your local utility. Plus, we sell power at market-based prices, which means you’re protected from potentially volatile and fluctuating electricity rates. So you get a fixed price, no early termination fees, and peace of mind.

Rely on AEP Energy to be your electric supplier. We are not only one of the largest and oldest energy companies in the United States, we are also committed to complete customer satisfaction.

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Power that’s good for Columbus and the environment.

AEP Energy has an electricity supply plan that lets our Central Ohio customers get electricity service while supporting a cleaner environment.

ECO-Advantage® is a plan that 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 get and use renewable electricity.

RECs also help build a market for renewable electricity and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. That means ECO-Advantage® helps you make a positive environmental impact without having to use expensive equipment or pay 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

Central Ohio has the power to choose.

If you live in Columbus, you know it’s a place that has a lot going on in a lot of places.

Whether you live close to one of its nearly 20 colleges and hundreds of parks or your home is inside 270 or outside the circle, AEP Energy has a plan that’s right for your Central Ohio location.

The electric generation supplier serving the 614.

Columbus has been a city since 1812 and isn’t just the place where the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers come together. It’s also Ohio’s capital and its most populous city. AEP Energy is proud to be a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider for Central Ohio. AEP Energy is also a Certified Retail Natural Gas Provider for the Columbus area as well.

Energy deregulation in the area has given homeowners in counties like Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, and Pickaway to take greater control of their energy costs. This means they don’t have to buy energy from the local utility company. They can choose the energy supplier and plan that meets their energy needs best.

Families in “The Biggest Small Town in America” can be sure their homes are warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while feeling confident that their budget and energy rates will be stable with AEP Energy. Whether they are rooting on their Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Clippers, or Crew, Columbus-area families can rely on AEP Energy to keep the power running to their televisions.

AEP Energy offers electricity plans to almost every town in the region, including: Bexley, Canal Winchester, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, Marion, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Whitehall, Worthington, Zanesville, and many more. Zip codes include:

43004, 43016, 43017, 43026, 43035, 43054, 43065, 43068, 43081, 43085, 43110, 43119, 43123, 43125, 43137, 43147, 43201, 43202, 43203, 43204, 43205, 43206, 43207, 43209, 43210, 43211, 43212, 43213, 43214, 43215, 43217, 43219, 43220, 43221, 43222, 43223. 43224, 43227, 43228, 43229, 43230, 43231, 43232, 43235, 43240

The Columbus metropolitan area provides residents of each of these cities, and areas in between, a number of competing energy companies, allowing the people a chance to pick the supplier that fits their needs. AEP Energy has price plans and renewable energy options that are among the most competitive.

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Electric Companies in the Columbus Metro area.

The following electric distribution companies provide the distribution and transmission of electric power in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, and Union counties.

AEP Ohio

AEP Ohio serves more than 1.5 million customers in 61 or the 88 Ohio counties. The company operates more than 45,000 miles of power distribution lines.

Dayton Power & Light

Dayton Power and Light Company (DP&L) serves more than 500,000 customers in 24 counties in West Central Ohio and the Dayton area. The company delivers power using more than 1,690 miles of transmission lines.

Ohio Edison (FirstEnergy)

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.

Why Columbus chooses AEP Energy.

AEP Energy customers in central Ohio are very pleased. Read what they have to say.

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AEP Energy was really easy to sign up with. They offer a longer term contract which I find to be very convenient and there is no fee if you decide to switch providers. They offered the lowest price that I found and the reps are super nice and very knowledgeable.

Crystal S. Lancaster, OH

I am a single mom, and I don’t make much money, so it was great to hear I can save on my energy bills! Plus, renewable energy means that my daughter can have a cleaner environment to grow in!!

Heather M. Grandview Heights, OH

I chose AEP Energy several years ago because they offered a 100% Green Energy wind generated electrical package. I refuse to buy coal, natural gas or nuclear generated electricity because of the huge environmental impacts. Imagine my surprise when I also saved money. Green energy and more money in my pocket. What a wonderful deal.

Julie R. Worthington, OH

I chose AEP Energy several years ago because I learned from GEO magazine that I could get my electricity from a renewable source (wind) through them. They have been VERY easy to work with, and I have recommended them to many of my friends, who are also interested in using renewables. Their contract prices have been competitive with non-renewable energy sources. I was thrilled to have this option in Central Ohio.

Katharine H. Columbus, OH

Looking for savings? AEP Energy offers the best rate in the market compared to other energy suppliers, and their customer service is excellent. It’s nice to see your monthly bill getting reduced drastically by just selecting the proper plan from AEP Energy, instead of getting billed at market price. If you are looking to reduce your electricity/gas bill, take a look at AEP Energy prices and go for it.

Saleem M. New Albany

What a fantastic experience! Honestly, who really thinks of their electricity provider?? Your Enrollment Specialist (Flo) made the process totally enjoyable. She is extremely friendly and offered good advice. She also responded to all my questions.

David W. Columbus, OH

AEP Energy was really easy to sign up with. They offer a longer term contract, which I find to be very convenient and there is no fee if you decide to switch providers. They offered the lowest price that I found and the reps are super nice and very knowledgeable.

Crystal S. Lancaster, OH

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.