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Welcome to AEP Ohio's web pages for companies interested in providing competitive services in AEP Ohio's service territory. Please remember that information contained here pertains only to Ohio customers served by AEP Ohio.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) issued an order on July 2, 2012, in Case Number 10-2929-EL-UNC, In the Matter of the Commission Review of the Capacity Charges of Ohio Power Company and Columbus Southern Power Company, specifying the establishment of a new cost-based State Compensation Mechanism (SCM) of $188.88/MW-day. In order to stimulate retail shopping, however, the Commission ordered that AEP Ohio only charge Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) providers a discounted rate equal to the RPM capacity price as the state capacity pricing mechanism, effective as of August 8, 2012, the date the PUCO issued its opinion and order in Case No. 11-346-EL-SSO et al. OPCo is permitted to defer the difference between the effective RPM price and the incurred cost based rate, which the order set at $188.88/MW-day.

On August 23, 2012, AEP Ohio announced the elimination of the 90-day notification requirement, effective immediately. This means the written intent to switch notification will no longer be required from customers who have signed electric service agreements with AEP Ohio.

What is NOT being eliminated:

  • EDI enrollments will still need to be submitted within the typical 30 day maximum to 12 day minimum prior to effective switch date.
  • Customers that meet the requirements for IDR metering should have an analog phone line installed. If not, they will incur a monthly manual meter reading charge (currently $43.00).
  • Customers are still subject to other validations which must be satisfied before the enrollment is accepted.

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding Ohio Choice, please email

Ohio Choice Operation Support:

Contact Phone Fax
Anita Adams 614-883-6990 614-883-7915
Kristine Watts 614-883-6991 614-883-7915
Kevin Vass 614-883-6794 614-883-7915
Shaun Semran 614-883-6795 614-883-7915

More information for Competitive Retail Electric Service (CRES) Providers on AEP Ohio Customer Choice is available including:

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