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AEP Columbus Southern History

In 1968, American Electric Power Company (AEP) proposed to acquire Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Company through an exchange of common stock. Changing conditions in the electric utility industry delayed the merger completion until 1980.

For years afterward, both AEP Columbus Southern and AEP Ohio Power continued operating as separate utilities. That changed in 2014 when AEP Columbus Southern was merged into AEP Ohio Power.

The two utilities are now jointly managed under the name "AEP Ohio" as two rate zones; Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power. Their generation supply and distribution rates, however, are the same.




AEP Columbus Southern Service Territory

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AEP Columbus Southern services about 749,000 customers and operates 15,520 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines in some or all of these central and southeastern Ohio counties.



Adams Athens Brown
Delaware Franklin Gallia
Highland Hocking Jackson
Lawrence Licking Meigs
Pike Ross Scioto
Vinton Washington


AEP Columbus Southern serves these cities:


Athens Chillicothe Columbus Galena Hillsboro


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    AEP Columbus Southern Service Area Providers

    Company Rating Phone
    Frontier Utilities
    (5/5)
    877-291-6554
    Constellation
    (4.8/5)
    855-798-9075
    Direct Energy
    (4.8/5)
    844-225-3948
    Provision Power & Gas
    (4.5/5)
    800-930-5427
    Santanna Energy Services
    (4.5/5)
    866-650-8707
    Public Power
    (4.2/5)
    Symmetry Energy Solutions
    (4.1/5)
    888-549-1087
    Energy Harbor
    (4.1/5)
    855-848-6477
    APG&E
    (3.8/5)
    XOOM Energy
    (3.7/5)
    Mercury Energy
    (3/5)
    800-484-2785
    CleanSky Energy
    (3/5)
    800-581-1016
    Tomorrow Energy
    (2.6/5)
    888-392-8329
    Vista Energy
    (2.5/5)
    888-508-4782
    OHG&E
    (2/5)
    National Gas & Electric
    (2/5)
    SFE Energy
    (2/5)
    ENGIE
    (2/5)
    NRG Home
    (2/5)
    Sunwave Gas & Power
    (2/5)
    AEP Energy
    (2/5)
    Major Energy
    (1.9/5)
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