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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.


Safe Harbor 12


5.29¢
per kWh
12
month term
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Safe Harbor 12


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 :  5.29¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.29¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.29¢





6 Month Fixed


5.29¢
per kWh
6
month term
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6 Month Fixed


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

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Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.29¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.29¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.29¢





Monthly Plan


3.99¢
per kWh
month to month
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Monthly 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 :  3.99¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  3.99¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  3.99¢





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





Premier Pick 12 Month


5.09¢
per kWh
12
month term
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Premier Pick 12 Month


Plan Info
Term Length :  12 months
Plan Type :  Fixed Rate
Early Termination Fee :  $100.00
Monthly Recurring Charge :  $0.00

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Pricing
Rate @ 2,000 kWh :  5.09¢
Rate @ 1,000 kWh :  5.09¢
Rate @ 500 kWh :  5.09¢





Live Brighter 12


5.39¢
per kWh
12
month term
more info

Live Brighter 12




NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY!

More Plans for Direct Energy

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

Documents
Terms of Service
Rate Plan Summary
Environmental Disclosure Label

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




What should I know about Columbus?

In April, the average electricity rate in Columbus was 12.25¢ per kWh. The average households monthly electricity usage was 721 kWh, making the average bill around $88.

based on EIA Data as of July, 2020

Zip Codes in Columbus


43287
43270
43266
43260
43236
43231
43230
43229
43227
43226
43224
43222
43219
43217
43214
43211
43209
43207
43204
43201




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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.

Customer Reviews from Columbus

  — LLG
First time user

 Rates were good confusing at first but customer service explain 

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First time user

 Rates were good confusing at first but customer service explain 

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  — K.W. Wright
5 star company

 Representative was here today to sign me up. Her presentation was clear, concise, and very informative. I expect significant savings for both gas and ... 

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5 star company

 Representative was here today to sign me up. Her presentation was clear, concise, and very informative. I expect significant savings for both gas and electric services by transferring my business to this company. 

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  — 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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  — Larry
Dosen't Communicate Well

 After getting the Regulatory Body that governs Ohio Utilties involved, Titan Gas & Power re-rated the amount charged for electricity the final month o... 

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Dosen't Communicate Well

 After getting the Regulatory Body that governs Ohio Utilties involved, Titan Gas & Power re-rated the amount charged for electricity the final month of my contract. Between the time my contract ended with TG & P and the new contract began I entered a Varible Rate. TG&P took advantage and attempted to gouge me for alot of money. My rate was increased by 100+%. Anyway, due to confusion, I failed to pay my final bill. I assume responsibility for the final bill but TG&P turned me over to a collection agency without ever contacting me. I don't recommend contracting with TG&P. 
Titan Gas & Power responds February 17th, 2020:
Good afternoon Larry, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are very concerned to hear about your recent experience. Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive experience as a customer. We make every effort to notify our customers when their plan is due to expire. We would like to get more information and review your account. Please email us with your account details at customercare@titangasandpower.com or by contacting our Customer Service department at 888-355-6205. We will be more than happy to review your account to see what may have happened. Thank you!


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  — Larry S.
Varible Rate = Gauging

 When my contract was up and I ended up on a variable rate during the time I was waiting for my new contract to begin with another company, AP&G increa... 

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Varible Rate = Gauging

 When my contract was up and I ended up on a variable rate during the time I was waiting for my new contract to begin with another company, AP&G increased my rate for the last months bill by 100%. This is unethical price gauging. If this happens to you report the utility company to whatever authority governs utility companies. AP&G admits it did not send me a notice of a rate increase and refuses to rerate me at a lower cost for KWH. Such a practice places 'The Utility Choice Program here in Ohio in jeopardy. 

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  — KHS
Guerilla tactics

 A representative (who did not say who she was with until 3 minutes into her spiel) knocked on our door late at night, and immediately launched into a ... 

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Guerilla tactics

 A representative (who did not say who she was with until 3 minutes into her spiel) knocked on our door late at night, and immediately launched into a long stream of consciousness about our current utility rates and how she was going to lower them, she took our utility account numbers without giving us an option or questioning if we wanted to switch providers (which it wasn't even clear that was what was happening until the very end when we were speaking with a third party verification company). Not pleased that we were not even solicited for our business with their service but nearly forced into the decision without being given information, a choice, or even time to think or process what this lady was saying to us. I find it very objectionable that this is the way the company obviously trains their employees to enroll customers. 

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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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  — T
Cheap for the first 3 months. Then watch out!!!!
 I signed up with NRG after talking with a rep several months back. At first it seemed great because I was saving a few bucks on my electricity by goin... 

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Cheap for the first 3 months. Then watch out!!!!

 I signed up with NRG after talking with a rep several months back. At first it seemed great because I was saving a few bucks on my electricity by going with them. After the 3 month contract special was up they kicked me into a higher priced tier for the next three months with my bill going up all three months. Even though I used less electricity in Feb 2020 it was even higher than Jan. My rate increased twice in the last 3 months.

Don't go with NRG. 

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