Using clean energy from the wind and sun protects our health, and helps preserve the earth, air, and water for our families and future generations.

That’s the reason that the City of Columbus started Clean Energy Columbus!

Voters at the November 2020 election authorized this program for the City of Columbus.

Here’s how the program will work. The City buys electricity that’s generated from the sun and wind. The supplier flows that cleaner, greener electricity onto the Ohio power grid, and AEP Ohio continues to deliver it to customers over existing power lines. They’ll continue to maintain the lines and provide customer service and billings.

By bringing everyone together, the City can provide clean energy at competitive rates that won’t raise bills. And the program is always voluntary. Customers can opt-out at any time with no fees or penalties.

Columbus is known for being at the forefront of innovation, finding ways to do things better. And now we can all do our part to meet our city’s climate goals and create a healthy future with Clean Energy Columbus. We are extremely thankful that nearly 80 percent of Columbus voters this past November sided with innovation in approving this project.

To learn more about this effort and about the benefits of clean energy in Columbus, please go to

By Jeff Ortega