Frequently Asked Questions
On November 3, 2020, City of Columbus voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative authorizing the City to aggregate the retail electric for residents and small businesses to support local clean energy generation and a sustainable economy. AEP Energy was selected through a competitive bidding process to supply 100% local clean energy to eligible residents and small businesses through the Clean Energy Columbus Program.
AEP Energy is a certified Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) provider and a subsidiary of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP). With an office located in Columbus, Ohio, AEP Energy provides electricity supply to customers at market-based prices rather than regulated rates offered by your local utility.
All eligible customers will be automatically included in the Clean Energy Columbus Program unless you choose to opt out. If you opt out, you will continue to be served by your local electric utility’s standard service offer or until you choose an alternative electric service provider. As part of the enrollment, you will also receive a notice from your local utility, AEP Ohio, confirming your decision to enroll with AEP Energy. Simply review the letter – if you are pleased with the Clean Energy Columbus Program, simply ignore that letter. No deposits are required to enroll.
The Clean Energy Columbus Program began with the June 2021 meter-read date.
You will continue to receive one bill each month from your local utility. The amount that you owe to AEP Energy will be stated separately on your bill and you will continue to send payments to your local utility only.