AEP Columbus

The AEP Columbus utility company, formerly Southern Columbus, serves over 1,465,000 residential customers throughout Ohio along with AEP Ohio.  The deregulation of electricity in Ohio has changed AEP Columbus from a full service electricity company (generation, transmission, and distribution) to just a transmission and distribution company.

AEP is now only in the business of delivering electricity to their customers at delivery charges (distribution rates) that are regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

AEP does not profit from the supply charges (generation) of the electricity bill.  However, they are mandated to offer default service, the price to compare, to customers who do not choose a competitive Ohio electricity supplier.  Currently there are electricity supply companies who are offering rates below the AEP Columbus price to compare default rate. By selecting a rate lower than the price to compare rate you will see savings on your monthly AEP Columbus electric bill

Current Competitive Rates for AEP Columbus Customers (rates updated daily):