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About Dayton Power & Light

The Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) company, now called AES Ohio, is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, and serves the Miami Valley. Dayton Power was founded in 1911, and its 6,000-square-mile service area provides energy to 1.25 million people in West Central Ohio.

The entity manages 13,365 miles of overhead distribution lines and employs about 700 professionals. In 2011, AES acquired Dayton Power and Light, and in February 2021, the company officially changed its name to AES Ohio.

What's the Difference Between a Utility and a Supplier?

DP&L or AES Ohio is a utility — a company that distributes energy to a specified region of a state. Your utility maintains powerlines, ensures power reaches its customers and responds to outages in its territory. If you live in the AES Ohio service area, they’ll always be your utility.

On the other hand, your supplier is a company that provides energy for your utility to distribute. Your supplier determines the rate you pay for your power. You can choose the company that supplies your energy thanks to the deregulated market in Ohio. This system encourages competition among suppliers and gives you some say in what you pay for electricity.

Ohio energy laws require DP&L and other utilities to provide a Price to Compare (PTC) on their bills. This number changes throughout the year. It is best to take the average rate over 12 months to use for comparing. You’ll pay this rate if you don’t have a supplier, and you can use it as a baseline when comparing provider rates in your area.

DP&L Service Area

Dayton Power and Light serves 24 counties in southwest Ohio, including many cities in the greater Dayton region. Some cities in their territory are:

Dayton     Troy     Miamisburg     Springfield     Sidney     Montezuma     Oxford     Lima     Englewood

Do you know what rates are available in your area? With our shopping platform, you can receive a list of current market rates to compare suppliers.

Save on Your Electric Bill With

When it’s time to choose a new supplier, you want a comprehensive comparison of your options. uses reverse auctions to make energy providers compete for your business. With our process, you can feel confident about your rate.

We’ll start your reverse auction by identifying a group of suppliers in your area. When it’s time for the auction to begin, providers will start putting in offers. As lower rates come in, some suppliers will lower their offers in an effort to win your business. You’ll get to watch the auction happen in real time. When it’s over, you’ll have several options to choose from.

You’ll get to work with one of our energy advisors to get a closer look at your contracts, and they’ll help you find the best rate for your usage.

Simplified Ways to Switch.

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

Switch Online

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