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Contact 3500 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43214
Office: 614-645-8276
Office Hours:

Weekdays 7 am - 6 pm

Walk-in Payment Office: 
Michael B. Coleman 
Government Center 
111 N. Front Street 
Columbus, Ohio 43215 
Weekdays 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Free short-term Parking (garage across Long St) 
After-hours Drop Box Available
Payment Portal
Other Payment Options

Kristian Fenner, Administrator, Division of Power

The Columbus Division of Power is a full-service, publicly owned electrical utility that provides power to industry, business and residential customers through our own distribution system. We have a commitment serve the community by using our profit to fund the city’s street light system.

Services include:

  • Competitively priced electricity services with green energy initiatives
  • A street lighting program for Columbus neighborhoods 
  • Maintenance of the city's electric distribution systems
  • Customer service including a 24-hour dispatching center, engineering, metering and call center support

The Hometown Choice for Energy Did you know that you have choice when it comes to your energy provider? Columbus Division of Power is the hometown choice. Use an Interactive Calculator to estimate how much your monthly electric bill would be with Columbus. Our residential rates are currently lower than the local commercial provider with no hidden fees. - learn more

Establish New Utility Service

Establish New Utility Service Information on requesting new water, sewer or power service, including how to connect to city services or obtain street lighting. Contact information for closing accounts, call: 645-8276 weekdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. - learn more

Division of Power Service Area Map

Division of Power Service Area Map If you live or operate a business within the Division of Power's service area, we may be able to provide your electric service, if you are not already a city customer. View an interactive-searchable map of our service area. Please complete the online service request form. Electricity Commercial Services are also available. Learn about rates for electricity, private area lighting, festival connections and special charges. A glossary of terms is also included. Contact Customer Service at 614-645-7360. - learn more

Connecting to City Power

Connecting to City Power The benefits of connecting to City Power are numerous and substantial - and the process to do so is simple.  - learn more

Get Certified Prior to Working on City Power

Get Certified Prior to Working on City Power To “Get Certified,”  contractors must complete required training with all employees working on-site for any upcoming project. This training may be renewed on an as needed based for changes in Citywide processes or procedures. - learn more

Request a Scheduled Power Outage

Request a Scheduled Power Outage Use the Power Outage Application Form to schedule a temporary power outage for maintenance-related activity on the customer's side of the service line. 30 days' notice is required. - learn more

Citywide Street Lighting

Citywide Street Lighting To report an existing streetlight outage online, visit the 311 Center or call 614-645-3111 (weekdays 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Information about street lighting options. - learn more

Division of Power Customer Outage Map

Division of Power Customer Outage Map The Division of Power has created an outage map to improve our communication with customers in the event of a power outage.  Useful information provided on the map includes our service territory boundaries, the location and cause of the power outage, the number of customers affected and the estimated service restoration time.
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Green Power Initiative - Powering a Greener Columbus

Green Power Initiative - Powering a Greener Columbus Through our Green Power Initiative, we offer customers convenient programs to reduce their energy consumption and support renewable energy. Green Energy Options      - learn more

Utility Discount Programs

Utility Discount Programs Customers who participate in assistance programs such as Heap, Medicaid, SNAP & public housing may be eligible for a discount on their water/sewer bills. Seniors age 60 and older with limited income may qualify for additional programs. You can apply directly online. - learn more

Energy Savings Tips

Energy Savings Tips Learn how to save energy year round. Plus, link to a rebate offer for a new programmable thermostat or low flow shower head. - learn more

History of Streetlights & Municipal Power in Columbus

History of Streetlights & Municipal Power in Columbus

1844  Columbus gets its first streetlights, which are gas powered.
1880  First workable lighting system is unveiled at the Ohio State Journal newspaper offices. Several private electric companies are established including Columbus Electric Light, Columbus Edison Electric Light, and Columbus Electric Light and Power, some of which are used to light streets. - learn more