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Register as CRES with AEP Ohio

To register as a Competitive Retail Electric Service Provider (CRES) in AEP Ohio's Customer Choice Program, complete the documents below. Once completed, please mail the required documents, along with the required $100 registration fee. You may email the completed application and credit information to cresregistration@aep.com to initiate the process; however, you must still mail the originals (and the registration fee). Additionally, please include copies of your company's PUCO certification and application for PJM membership with your mailed documents.

Note: The Registration Application Form is now a fillable PDF form with a digital signature. CRES Providers may either: 1) complete, digitally sign, save and send the form via email to the above email address; or 2) complete, print, physically sign and send the printed form with the below printed documents. Items outlined in red on the fillable form are required fields. With either option, the CRES is required to submit two (2) printed, completed copies of the agreements below with original signatures.

Please print and mail one (1) completed original of the following EDC/CRES Agreement, with original signature to AEP Ohio Choice Operations, 700 Morrison Road, Gahanna, OH 43230. The registration fee is due annually.


The following documents are necessary for EDI and financial purposes. Please note that all CRES Providers submitting for registration in AEP Ohio are required to participate in EDI Certification Flight Testing. This Testing is a collaborative effort involving multiple registering CRES Providers over a defined period. The CRES Provider and its contracted EDI Vendor or In-house EDI Service are expected to maintain necessary and timely communication with AEP and also between the CRES Provider and the EDI Vendor; and must agree to timely responses throughout Testing. No response or late response to requested test transactions delay both the testing and ultimately the completed registration of all CRES Provider participants. If an EDI Vendor, In-House EDI Service, or CRES Provider is found to be unresponsive or uncooperative during the Testing, the CRES Provider (and its contracted EDI Vendor or In-house EDI Service) will be removed from the ongoing EDI Flight Test and the pending CRES Provider registration will be suspended. The non-performing CRES Provider will be evaluated for inclusion in a future EDI Flight Test. Please download, complete, and return one (1) copy of each of the below documents along with your registration documents.

Required Collateral Forms

Based upon an evaluation of financial information provided with the registration application, AEP Ohio will determine whether a supplier is creditworthy. If a provider has investment grade ratings from two of the three major credit ratings agencies (Standard & Poor's, Moody's, or Fitch) it may be granted unsecured credit up to a threshold determined on a non-discriminatory basis by AEP Credit Risk Management. If a Supplier does not have an investment grade rating by at least two of the above mentioned agencies, the provider must supply either a guaranty, an irrevocable letter of credit, a surety bond or cash deposit for the required energy collateral. The following files contain the required and acceptable formats for financial instruments to be used if AEP Ohio notifies you that you must provide collateral for Energy.


For more information about credit analysis and collateral contact cresregistration@aep.com

Ohio Choice Operation Support:

Kevin Vaas

740.377.3258

Carol Miles

614.883.6932

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