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AEP Energy is the retail electricity and natural gas arm of American Electric Power. AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity and is the nation's largest electricity transmission system with major supply infrastructures in Texas, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas and Louisiana.

In 2012, AEP began to make major efforts towards expanding into the realm of retail energy with purchases of Blue Star Power in Illinois, as well as plans to pursue retail energy sales in Texas and Ohio. It is expected they will continue to expand into the retail natural gas and electricity markets across the United States.


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Good experience
I have not had any problems with this company Redkimber317 from Nescopeck PA

Great Service Affirdable Rates
I have been with AEP for 24 months.
Very simple manage your utility Bill's and length of time on contracts. I just locked in for 12 months more for .059 per kwh. I keep an eye on my contract expiration and renew everytime the rates drop. If you do not manage and you go out of contract you get market rates.
410 Js from Pasadena MD

Easy renewal process
If you like the ability to check your account online, contract start and end date, contract rate, usage history, compare your usage to past history. Renew with comparisons to other contracts and provide decent rates. Not sure what you would not like ? If you like 24/7 online access and if you really want to talk to someone a customer service line. Good company for decent rates and account access. Ray from Philadelphia PA


4-5 Star Reviews: 3 (14%)



Great Service Affirdable Rates

I have been with AEP for 24 months.
Very simple manage your utility Bill's and length of time on contracts. I just locked in for 12 months more for .059 per kwh. I keep an eye on my contract expiration and renew everytime the rates drop. If you do not manage and you go out of contract you get market rates.

410 Js from Pasadena, Maryland
May 8th, 2020

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3-4 Star Reviews: 2 (10%)



Everything's great, except for how reliable it is.

The title says it all. The website is good, the billing processes are good, customer service is okay, etc. The only downside is, that the power lately goes out monthly, usually for four+ hours. When you work from home, that is a non-starter.

Jon from Ohio
June 28th, 2021

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2-3 Star Reviews: 3 (14%)



AEP Needs an Overhaul

We have been in Athens, OH for 2 years now. It feels like we are living in a developing country where there are regular power outages. So far we have had over 4-5 power outages, with one of the outages for over 24 hours in freezing winter weather. Their prices are ridiculously high. We were paying $178/month, and all at once we went up to $360/month and it is not because of wattage usage but because of services in our area. Do not recommend AEP at all.

Steve M from Ohio
February 5th, 2021

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1-2 Star Reviews: 15 (71%)



Sold me a defective thermostat, tripled my bills

I used my rewards dollars to purchase a Sensi smart thermostat they were marketing through one of their promotions, it was supposed to be "green" and save me a ton of money. Before I installed it I made sure to photograph the wiring of the existing thermostat to ensure I had everything done correctly. This was our first winter in a new house that had a heat pump, which can result in higher than expected heat bills so I was not surprised when my bills in early winter were a little higher than expected. When I received a bill for $576.32 for December's usage we made changes to our lifestyle in order to prevent a bill like that in the future including using our fireplace every single night to provide an additional heat source. This resulted in a bill of $817.56. I called my HVAC professional for a service call and he told me that the thermostat was installed correctly, my heating system was functioning properly, and that my 1 year old heater was a phase-inverter, a top of the line system that should not result in bills like that. The problem was that the Sensi thermostat was not triggering the regular heat, but only using the emergency backup heat component of the heat pump, which is considerably less efficient and more expensive. The thermostat did not indicate it was using emergency heat the entire time, nor did the ap that I was using to check on the heater's usage. So he removed the Sensi thermostat that they sold me and the next month the bill had gone down to $569.07. Average daily usage went down from 208 to 168.6 despite it being an average of 6 degrees cooler. I find it more than a bit odd that the thermostat marketed and sold to me by my electric company resulted in my bill being considerably higher than it should have been for months. I contacted them multiple times and every time I was told to contact a different department. Beware of this company, if there is any issue they will not make any attempt to resolve it.

K Abrahams from Pennsylvania
October 19th, 2021

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Where can I order AEP Energy electricity?


AEP Energy has electricity plans in Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia

Where can I order AEP Energy natural gas?


AEP Energy does not have any natural gas plans

What do customers think about AEP Energy?


That depends on who you ask. There will always be someone who feels wronged by a company, no matter how good they actually are. The average AEP Energy customer review is 2.2 / 5 stars. Keep in mind, consumers will go out of their way to complain far more often than they will to give praise.

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