Ohio Power

Residential electricity customers who receive their power from AEP Ohio Power are receiving attractive price options from competitive suppliers as the summer approaches. Due to a recent widening gap between the Ohio Power generation default rate and competitive electric rates in the area, customers can save more than 20% off of their monthly electric bills by choosing a rate plan offered by a competitive supplier. The savings potential has increased shopping activity in the AEP Ohio Power service area market.

Through Ohio electricity choice customers have the ability to shop for competitive generation and transmission rates from alternative suppliers while still receiving the power and monthly electric bill through their local utility such as AEP Ohio Power. AEP Ohio Power continues to deliver power to their customers and charges a regulated delivery charge for this service. The deliver charge is regulated by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and does not change based on whether a customer chooses a competitive supplier or not. Customers who do not choose a competitive electricity plan pay a default rate for generation and transmission service offered by AEP Ohio Power.

The AEP Ohio Power default rate has recently risen to $0.0907 cents at the same time competitive rates are being offered in the $0.065 to $0.08 range. This gives consumers who are still on the default rate an opportunity to save as much as 28.5% on their electric bills as we approach the high electricity usage summer months. This is the first time that Ohio Power residential customers have been able to save over 20% through Ohio electricity choice. The high savings amounts will likely encourage customers who had previously not paid attention to competitive rates to finally shop the market.

Below is a list of current AEP Ohio Power residential rates, all of which have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. If you are a AEP Columbus Southern customer please visit our AEP Columbus rate page.


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Electricity choice is pushing prices down for the majority of residences in Ohio. Several years ago Ohio passed energy restructuring laws that allowed for competitive electricity in the state’s largest utility service areas. Those laws are now paying dividends as the number of electricity companies offering service in Ohio is increasing, as well as the number of participating energy shoppers.

The biggest electricity service area in Ohio is AEP, which includes Ohio Power and Columbus Southern Power. The utility serves over one million residential electricity customers, of which 25% are currently buying their power from a competitive energy supplier. Those who have taken the time to compare AEP Ohio electricity prices have been able to substantially reduce their electric bills. The savings have been significant reaching as high as 17% versus the AEP Ohio price to compare default rate.

As the Ohio electricity choice market continues to mature consumers can expect to see falling prices. The state is seeing the number of energy companies offering service to Ohio residences increase, giving customers more product options and lower rates. The switch percentage is above 70% for some of Ohio’s service utility areas, showing that the people of Ohio have accepted and welcomed electricity choice.

Below are competitive rates for Ohio Power and Columbus Southern Power, all prices are updated daily.



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