Compare Electricity Rates in Columbus, Ohio.

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Electric in Columbus, Ohio

As a resident or business owner in Columbus, Ohio, you pay for electricity — but you may not pay the lowest available rate on the market. can help you review supplier rates and find the best contract for your usage.

Understanding Columbus, Ohio, Utilities

Ohio runs on a deregulated energy market, which allows competition between energy suppliers. As an energy user, you’ll count on your utility company to distribute your energy and maintain your powerlines. In Columbus, your utility company is AEP Ohio.

AEP Ohio will be responsible for your distribution as long as you live in their service area, but the company that supplies your energy is up to you. The supplier you choose will determine the rate you pay for your electricity generation. Ohio energy laws require utilities to provide a Price to Compare (PTC), a baseline average rate for your energy usage over 12 months. You can compare supplier rates to this price to determine whether you’re getting a good deal.

Before you start looking for your supplier, you should find out when your current contract ends to avoid termination fees. You’ll also want to consider what type of rate you’re looking for — fixed, variable or block and index. Fixed rates stay the same from month to month, while variable rates fluctuate with the energy market. Block and index prices use a fixed rate for a set amount of usage and apply variable rates above that fixed expenditure.

Find a Columbus Electric Company With

Starting the supplier search can feel like a big task. With, the process is fast and easy. For large commercial and industrial companies, our reverse energy auctions are an excellent option for finding a supplier. With our reverse auctions, we make our network of suppliers compete for your business. As they drive down your rate in an attempt to win you over, you get to watch in real time. Once the bidding ends, you’ll have a list of rates to choose from. We’ll set you up with one of our energy advisors to discuss your options and find the right price and contract for your usage. All we need from you to get started is:
  • Your start date and rate type.
  • Business and contact information.
  • A recent bill or a list of accounts.

Get an Instant Quote for Columbus Electric Rates

If you’re a small business or Columbus resident, our online shopping platform is ideal for you. We’ll use your utility name and start date to give you a list of rates in your area. Make the comparisons yourself and sign an electronic contract through us when you find your supplier. We offer total transparency, so you can feel confident in your decision.

Simplified Ways to Switch.

No matter how you choose to switch, we’ve got options.

Switch Online

Easily enroll your electric or gas online with our portal.


Chat with Our Experts

Our energy advisors are ready to discuss your options, 800-225-3813.


Schedule Your Auction

Watch LIVE as suppliers bid on your energy with our reverse auctions.