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

7am - 5pm Weekdays

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

Patti Austin, 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 new green energy initiatives
  • A street lighting program for Columbus neighborhoods 
  • Maintenance of the city's electric distribution systems
  • A capital improvements program
  • Customer service including 24-hour dispatching, metering and call center support

Dept of Power Outage Map Screen Capture

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. - learn more

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 the New 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.
Residential Services Brochure
Commercial/Industrial Brochure
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Citywide Street Lighting

Citywide Street Lighting To report an existing streetlight that needs service, please call 311, 645-3111 or 645-7627. Information about street lighting options. - learn more

Establish New Utility Service

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

Connect to City Power - Service Area Map

Connect to City Power - Service Area Map

If you live or operate a business within our general service territory we may be able to provide your electric service. Please complete the online service request form or contact Customer Service at 645-7360. Thank you for your interest in City Power. NOTE: the map is only a general outline -  our representatives will be able to determine if you are within our service territory.  

View Service Area Map by Zip Code - learn more

Powering a Greener Columbus

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   New Residential EV Charger Program    - learn more

Utility Discount Programs

Utility Discount Programs Customers who participate in assistance programs such as Heap, Medicaid, food stamps & public housing may be eligible for a discount on their water/sewer bills. Seniors age 60 and older with limited income may also qualify for a discount on electricity & water bills. - learn more

Electricity Commercial Services Rates for electricity, private area lighting, festival connections, special charges and a glossary of terms are included. - 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

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