AEP Ohio Provides Reliable, Sustainable Electricity to Ohio Customers

AEP Ohio is Ohio’s largest utility, serving approximately 1.5 million residential and commercial customers in the central, southeast, and northwest portions of Ohio. They are a subsidiary of AEP (American Electric Power, NYSE: AEP). Making them one of the nation’s largest electricity generation and transmission companies.

Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, they serve approximately 5.4 million retail customers in 11 states. AEP operates approximately 224,000 miles of distribution lines, 40,000 miles of transmission lines and 32,000 megawatts of generating capacity nationally.

Consumers in AEP Ohio can choose a Certified Retail Electric Supplier (CRES) for their electricity supply.

AEP Ohio Price to Compare

Effective June 1, 2023, AEP Ohio’s residential ‘Price to Compare’ is 11.84478¢/kWh.

This is the rate you will pay for electric generation if you do not switch to an alternative supplier. Refer to your most recent AEP utility bill to confirm your price to compare when shopping for an electricity supplier.

Remember, the price to compare changes periodically. By locking in a fixed rate with an alternative supplier, you get price protection.

Best AEP Ohio Certified Retail Electric Supplier Rates

Provider Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
Direct Energy Direct Energy Live Brighter 13 13 6.28 ¢
Public Power Public Power 15 Month Fixed 15 6.59 ¢
Energy Harbor Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 13 13 6.68 ¢
Public Power Public Power 12 Month Fixed 12 6.69 ¢
Public Power Public Power 18 Month Fixed 18 6.69 ¢
Santanna Energy Services Santanna Energy Services Preferred 12 Month 12 6.77 ¢
Energy Harbor Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 25 25 6.99 ¢
Energy Harbor Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 32 32 7.09 ¢
Direct Energy Direct Energy Live Brighter 12 12 7.89 ¢
Direct Energy Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 7.99 ¢

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Switching to a CRES for Your Supply

If you have AEP Ohio for your electricity supplier, you will be served on the Standard Service Offer rate. This rate can change monthly based on AEP Ohio’s power procurement.

Or, you can switch to a Competitive Retail Electricity Supplier, or CRES. A CRES can offer you alternative plans that have secure fixed electricity rates for the duration of your contract term. Longer term contracts, such as 24 or 36 months, usually offer the best bet at electricity rate savings versus the utility.

Want to learn more? Here’s our guide to How to Shop for an Electric Supplier in Ohio.

Ready to get shopping? All you need is a copy of your bill (for your account number) and your zip code. Shop electric rates now!

Areas Served By AEP Ohio

Currently, AEP Ohio operates in two rate zones in Ohio: Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power. The Columbus Southern Power Zone serves the cities of Columbus and surrounding areas including Gahanna Dublin, and Athens. The Ohio Power Power Zone serves the cities of Portsmouth, Zanesville, Wooster, Canton. Findlay, Lima, and many rural areas in Ohio.

How can you determine which AEP Ohio utility rate zone you are in? On your AEP Ohio bill, look under Current AEP Ohio Charges. If your Service Delivery Identifier begins with 0004, you are in the Columbus Southern Power zone. If your Service Delivery Identifier begins with 0014, you are in the Ohio Power zone.

AEP Ohio History

AEP Ohio’s history begins as early as 1906 with the operation of American Gas and Electric (AG&E) to serve the communities of Canton and Bridgeport, Ohio. The company changed its name to American Electric Power (AEP) in 1958 since it no longer provided gas services at that time.

AEP acquired Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company in 1980 and moved its headquarters to Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the acquisition. They operated Ohio Power and Columbus Southern independently until 2014 when Columbus Southern was rolled up into Ohio Power, leaving Ohio Power as the legal operating entity owned by AEP Ohio.

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