How do I compare Columbus OH Electricity Rates?



We have made it very easy to compare Columbus power rates so you can get the least expensive electric price for your needs. Just enter your zip code then read company reviews, compare the Ohio electricity companies that serve the Columbus area to get the best electric plan that meets your needs.

Electricity prices in Columbus OH are deregulated, meaning you can conduct an apples to apples electricity comparison accross dozens of electricity suppliers in the Columbus area.

There are no switching costs, your electricity stays throughout the entire process, and no special equipment is needed. If you are moving to Columbus, Ohio, your new service company will turn on your power and establish your new service. It's that simple.



Shop below to find the best electricity Plan for you and your family.


Premier Pick 6 Month


5.54¢
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6
month term
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Premier Pick 6 Month


Plan Info
Term Length :  6 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $100.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.54¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.54¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.54¢





12 Months Fixed


5.53¢
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12
month term
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12 Months Fixed


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Term Length :  12 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $75.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.53¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.53¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.53¢





12 Month Home Power Plan


5.99¢
per kWh
12
month term
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12 Month Home Power Plan


Plan Info
Term Length :  12 months
Plan Type :  nonrenewable
Early Termination Fee :  $25.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.99¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.99¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.99¢





Promotional Flex Plan


5.39¢
per kWh
month to month
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Promotional Flex Plan


Plan Info
Term Length :  None
Plan Type :  Month-to-Month
Early Termination Fee :  $0.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.39¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.39¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.39¢





Live Brighter 12


5.39¢
per kWh
12
month term
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Live Brighter 12




NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!

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Plan Info
Term Length :  12 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $0.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.39¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.39¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.39¢





TrueSimple 6


5.41¢
per kWh
6
month term
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TrueSimple 6


Plan Info
Term Length :  6 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $100.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.41¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.41¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.41¢




What should I know about Columbus?

In September, the average electricity rate in Columbus was 11.84¢ per kWh. The average households monthly electricity usage was 868 kWh, making the average bill around $103.

based on EIA Data as of December, 2019

Zip Codes in Columbus


43291
43279
43272
43265
43251
43240
43235
43231
43229
43228
43223
43221
43218
43215
43213
43210
43209
43205
43203
43085




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Columbus, Ohio is located in Franklin County in the middle of the state of Ohio, providing easy to access for everyone within the state. Named for the famous explorer Christopher Columbus, it has steadily grown in size and population since it was founded in 1812. Boasting a population of 860,000 (as of the 2016 census estimates), it is by far the biggest city in the state.
The sprawling city covers almost 213 square miles, making it one of the largest in the region. Thanks to the incorporation of several nearby areas, the Columbus metropolitan area spans several counties. It is positioned between two rivers, giving it a great advantage in terms of trade.
In addition to being the corporate headquarters for five of the top fortune 500 companies in the United States, Columbus has a great many of the local sites for residents and visitors to enjoy. These include taking in a game at Ohio State University, visiting the Columbus Zoo, one of the finest in the country, checking out the Franklin Park Observatory, maybe visiting the seat of state government at the Ohio State House, and enjoying a little shopping at Easton Town Center.

12 Month Online

Business Only


5.39¢
per kWh
12
month term
more info

12 Month Online


Plan Info
Term Length :  12 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $25
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Pricing
Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.39¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.39¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.39¢





6 Month Online

Business Only


5.59¢
per kWh
6
month term
more info

6 Month Online


Plan Info
Term Length :  6 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $25
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Pricing
Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.59¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.59¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.59¢




Customer Reviews from Columbus

  — Value Provider
Best value and quality

 It was easy and seamless. They had the best price without all the fine print . Simple straight forward and no hassle . 

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Best value and quality

 It was easy and seamless. They had the best price without all the fine print . Simple straight forward and no hassle . 

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  — Bryan
NGE will save you a lot of money if youre a smart consumer.

 A lot of these negative reviews are from people who dont know how to shop. If you sign up on a 3 cent rate of course your rate is going to skyrocket i... 

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NGE will save you a lot of money if youre a smart consumer.

 A lot of these negative reviews are from people who dont know how to shop. If you sign up on a 3 cent rate of course your rate is going to skyrocket in month 4. Its like they are offering you a nearly-free trial and you want them to do it forever?! Sign up for a 12 or 24 month plan, shop around when your contract expires and enjoy the savings. Just dont get greedy and expect the low 3 month prices to be the rates you pay all the time. 

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  — Brooke
Initial promotion price great...long term savings not so much

 If you are interested in having a bill you have to pay monthly anyways help a charity then Xoom is a great option. It allows you to pay a bill you'd n... 

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Initial promotion price great...long term savings not so much

 If you are interested in having a bill you have to pay monthly anyways help a charity then Xoom is a great option. It allows you to pay a bill you'd normally pay and donate to a cause you may care about. If you are interested in saving money then the only time you'll end up doing that is during the introductory offer on their flex plans. I had both gas and electric with Xoom and after months of comparing I found I would have been paying about half by simply going with my local supplier for electric (on both regular and 100% renewable plans) and there were many other options for better pricing on gas. I could have donated to the same charities Xoom participates in with the money I was saving monthly using a different supplier...probably could have donated more than what Xoom was from just my bill. 

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  — #outgoesthelights
Issues being an AEP Ohio Customer

 It is time for me to sign up for a new electric supplier. I found a great rate at Constellation for 36 months. I tried to sign up on line, and kept ge... 

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Issues being an AEP Ohio Customer

 It is time for me to sign up for a new electric supplier. I found a great rate at Constellation for 36 months. I tried to sign up on line, and kept getting an error code. I called in and spoke to a rep, who told me that since my SDI started with "000" I was not an AEP Ohio customer, I was actually with AEP Columbus Southern Power, which changed my rate from .549 to .579...pennies, I know however I was concerned that there would be issues with my bill because I knew I was, in fact an AEP Ohio customer (have been for 13 years...in the same residence). So I called AEP to verify with my name, address, account number, etc that I was indeed an AEP Ohio customer, and she says "Yes, you are definitely our customer". So I called Constellation again, trying to let them know I got verification that I was an AEP Ohio customer. Due to an error in their system, they cannot process me that way, they "have to process me as AEP Columbus Southern Power". I told the supervisor, George, that there must be an error in their system, and that I could not go forward with setting up my account because I was lacking faith in their system. I returned to the PUCO website and went to the next lowest price, which was .579 with Direct Energy, entered the same information that I gave Constellation (name, address, SDI, AEP Ohio) and the order was processed in less than a minute. Frustrating to know I wasted so much time today TRYING to give someone my business...but I wanted to put it in writing that you all need to check your system...it's wrong! 

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  — Liv
Scam!!!

 So they came knocking on my door telling me how they could lower my bill by 80$ at least and saying if i did want to ever cancel then to just contact ... 

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Scam!!!

 So they came knocking on my door telling me how they could lower my bill by 80$ at least and saying if i did want to ever cancel then to just contact them and tell them my guys name and the cancellation fee was only 10$. WRONG. What they failed to tell me when i agreed to sign up was itd be 10$ Fee for every month left in my contract. And they in fact did not lower my bill one bit, when in all reality me being with them raised my bill by 30$ every month.when i was with the supplier for aep i used 1,448 kw and the bill was 176$ when i was using aep supplier. After i switched to this company i used 1,182 kw and my bill was 180$! Thats a 266 kw difference and yet it was the same price. They are liars and pure fraud. DO NOT FALL FOR THEIR SCHEMES. 
Frontier Utilities responds June 29th, 2018:
Hello Liv,
We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with us. We appreciate the feedback and bringing this matter to our attention. At Frontier Utilities we strive to provide exceptional customer service and sincerely apologies for any inconvenience you may had. Based on the name provided in your review, we are unable to locate your Frontier account and your contact information. Please contact us at Resolution@FrontierUtilities.com or call 1866-926-8192 and ask for Araceli so we can get this matter resolved immediately.
We are open Monday to Friday 7 am until 6:00 PM CST. We are also here to serve you on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Araceli R.


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  — Tsaemom
Switch right after promotional period

 I went from paying $0.05 a KWH to 0.12! Make sure you are paying attention when the promotional rate it over! 

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Switch right after promotional period

 I went from paying $0.05 a KWH to 0.12! Make sure you are paying attention when the promotional rate it over! 

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  — Toby
Rip-Off Company

 They did not cancel my electric service as requested and price-gouged me for an extra month. Avoid at all costs! 

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Rip-Off Company

 They did not cancel my electric service as requested and price-gouged me for an extra month. Avoid at all costs! 

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  — Regina George
Scammers

 They were giving me multiple supplier chargers I was paying over .19 a kWh when the market rate is about .06 a kWh and they never gave me my gift card... 

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Scammers

 They were giving me multiple supplier chargers I was paying over .19 a kWh when the market rate is about .06 a kWh and they never gave me my gift card I was supposed to receive Im with just energy now and I love them tell all your friends vista energy are scammers 

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  — Molly
TERRIBLE EVERYTHING!!

 I have been dealing with a billing issue with AEP for over 4 months!! Such a terrible experience and poor customer experience and service. When you ca... 

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TERRIBLE EVERYTHING!!

 I have been dealing with a billing issue with AEP for over 4 months!! Such a terrible experience and poor customer experience and service. When you call it takes FOREVER to get to someone who then is incompetent and usually has to transfer you. This is a terrible company with a very dissatisfied customer. 

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  — Ford
Negative 1 REVIEW Company and Customer Service is awful and is the biggest SCAM- do not USE
 Horrible experience- liars and over billed over 500 bucks and customer service is horrible!!!!!!!! 

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Negative 1 REVIEW Company and Customer Service is awful and is the biggest SCAM- do not USE

 Horrible experience- liars and over billed over 500 bucks and customer service is horrible!!!!!!!! 

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  — Nikki
Got got by this company

 After the promotional price my rate increased, but slowly. In November my bill went from $50 a month to $125. December $160. I'm afraid to see Januar... 

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Got got by this company

 After the promotional price my rate increased, but slowly. In November my bill went from $50 a month to $125. December $160. I'm afraid to see January's bill. I switched back to AEP. Never again. If I could they will get a 0 rating. Rip off!!!!! 

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  — Unhappily Scammed
SCAMMER IGS

 When started with IGS, they said they would always be 10 % lower on rate and for first 5 they were,i was with them for 15 years, after first 5 years i... 

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SCAMMER IGS

 When started with IGS, they said they would always be 10 % lower on rate and for first 5 they were,i was with them for 15 years, after first 5 years i stopped checking, then for past year price has been significantly higher, when i called they said i wasn't on preferred plan and hadn't been for past 5 years, their rate was 75 vs 50 for columbia gas 150 % higher and according to them had been for 5 years, note they never let me know, I wish I would have noticed earlier, saved 10 % for first 5yrs, paid 50 % higher for last 5yrs, not sure of center 5yrs, but paid significantly more in the end, I guess that is the plan. Unhappily scammed! 

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