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Introducing IT’S YOUR POWER SM — Free app and products from AEP Ohio to help manage life on the go

This easy-to-use smartphone app works with your smart meter to show you the amount of electricity you use and when throughout the day. With that info you can make money-saving choices without sacrificing comfort.

Download the IT'S YOUR POWERSM App


Or search for "AEP Ohio" or "It's Your Power" from your smartphone's app store. The app uses the same user name and password as your account or pay bill feature at AEPOhio.com. If you haven't registered, click here or register from the It's Your Power app.

IT'S YOUR POWERSM App Features Help You:

  • Pinpoint when you use electricity throughout the day
  • Pay your bill online
  • Set budget targets (kWh or $) to help manage your electricity usage
  • Know when your usage is trending high
  • Find tips and projects to manage your energy usage

Get more from IT'S YOUR POWERSM with a FREE Energy Bridge*

Request your FREE Energy Bridge through the "My Devices" section in the app to unlock the smart home and savings features. The Energy Bridge will be shipped to your home and is easy to set up. Request yours while supplies last!

The AEP Ohio Energy Bridge enhances your experience with:

  • Real-time, minute-by-minute usage displays on Energy Clock
  • Convenient automation and control of other smart devices
  • Remote control of your heating and cooling when you request and install the IT'S YOUR POWER communicating thermostat

* The AEP Ohio Energy Bridge is only available to AEP Ohio customers with a smart meter and must be set-up within 25’ of your smart meter for best performance. Other requirements or limitations may apply.

Start your smart home journey with a free Communicating Thermostat

Gain control of your home's temperature and settings from literally anywhere on the planet (with internet connectivity) through the IT'S YOUR POWER app.

After setting up your Energy Bridge, request the communicating thermostat (a $150 value) through the app "My Devices" section. The thermostat will be shipped to you for FREE (after instant rebate from AEP Ohio).

Carry on with more smart home connections

The IT'S YOUR POWER app and Energy Bridge also support your next steps to a connected home. Several z-wave devices have been tested, and you can connect them using a process similar to your communicating thermostat.

List of devices compatible with IT'S YOUR POWER:

  • Bulbs: Go Control LB60Z-1, Go Control Flood Bulb LBR20Z-1
  • Plugs: Aeotec ZW096
  • Switches: GE 12724 Dimmer Switch
  • Window/Door Sensors: Aeotec ZW112
  • Motion Sensors: Aeotec ZW100
  • Moisture Sensors: Aeotec DSB45 (EOL)
  • Thermostats: Powerley Thermostat
  • Smoke Detectors: First Alert Smoke/CO Alarm
  • Locks: Kwikset 910 Z-Wave
  • Clamps: Aeotec Home Energy Monitor Gen 5
We continue to test and develop support functions for other smart home devices.

App FAQs

What can I expect from the IT'S YOUR POWER smartphone App?

IT'S YOUR POWER helps AEP Ohio customers who have AMI or smart meters see the amount of electricity they use each day.

When used with the AEP Ohio Energy Bridge, the App displays real-time, moment-by-moment electricity usage of your home.

What else can I do with the IT'S YOUR POWER App?

  • See your electricity use with an overlay of the actual and predicted weather for any given time. Touch the center of the 24 hour usage dial to quickly see the weather.
  • See how much of your electricity
    • is "always on" or used by those devices that are plugged in, switched on and always pulling power.
    • is used by HVAC to heat or cool your home if you have a connected thermostat.
    • is used by other smart devices.
  • Set a budget goal or electricity usage "Target" for your home and receive notifications if you're not on track to meet your goal.
  • Use the IT'S YOUR POWER App's Tips and Projects to help you meet your goal or target.
  • Participate in Challenges to engage the whole family in managing your electricity use.
  • ….and, if the App is downloaded to an iOS smartphone, use PowerScan to measure the electricity used by any device and estimate how much money it is costing you to run in a month.

What if my home doesn't have a smart meter (AMI meter) yet? What can I expect from IT'S YOUR POWER smartphone App?

Though you will not see your daily or historical electricity usage, you can use three features of the App.

  • Pay your bill online.
  • See Tips and Projects to help you manage your electricity use and meet your goal or target.
  • Participate in Challenges to engage the whole family in managing your electricity use.
  • ….and, if the App is downloaded to an iOS smartphone, use PowerScan to measure the electricity used by any device and estimate how much money it is costing you to run in a month.

How do I log in?

First make sure you have created an AEP Ohio My Account. You can do this by either tapping "Don't have an account? Sign up!" on the App login page or by going to www.aepohio.com/account/.

Once you have an AEP Ohio My Account, enter the same username and password in the required fields; then tap "Sign In".

What should I do if I need assistance?

If you have not already logged into the App, tap "Contact Us" on the login page of the App. You can email support at YourPowerHelp@aep.com or call support at 877-427-0626.

If you are able to access the App, open the menu and tap "Help Center'. From there you are able to create an email or directly call support.

My username and password are not working, what should I do?

Your username and password are the same as you've set up for your online access to AEP Ohio My Account. If you have entered both your username and password correctly and are still unable to sign in, then the first step would be to reset your password. Go to www.aepohio.com/account/ or tap "Forgot your password?" in the IT'S YOUR POWER App and follow the steps there for "Forgot User ID/Password". If the problem persists then contact support at 877-427-0626.

How do I access the navigation menu?

You can access the navigation menu by tapping the horizontal bars, the top left icon, of any screen you are viewing.

How do I log out?

Tap the "Sign Out" button in the menu.

How do I set a Budget goal or Target?

Scroll below the dial and select Set or Adjust Budget. The rest is easy. Make your choice from the dropdown menu. Options for setting your target include "lower my energy use", "maintain my energy use" or "set a custom target". Then follow prompts that are offered for each choice. Please note that the budget is an estimate of electric costs only; it is not designed to predict nor match your actual bill from AEP Ohio.

I've downloaded the IT'S YOUR POWER App and I am seeing historical usage and would like to see how my home uses electricity in real-time. What do I do next?

Request and set up the free Energy Bridge. Tap "My Devices", select "Request Energy Bridge" and follow the simple instructions there. Expect to receive your Energy Bridge within a week. When you receive your Energy Bridge, open the IT'S YOUR POWER App, select "Begin Energy Bridge Setup" from the "My Devices" section and follow the simple instructions.

Click here to check out our unboxing video for additional information.

When will I begin seeing historical usage?

When you first sign on to IT'S YOUR POWER, a message is sent requesting your historical usage to be displayed in the App. It may take up to 24 hours for your App to update with historical usage. If after a day you are still not seeing your historical usage displayed, contact support at 877-427-0626 or by sending an email from the App Help Center.

At the bottom of the 24-hour usage dial is an "Always On" tab. What information is provided there and how can it help me?

The 24-hour dial shows exactly how much total electricity is being used, or demanded, at any given time. This total load reflects all appliances, all lighting, all electronics, all devices pulling power. To begin to understand ways to manage the load, it can be helpful to look at electricity used by different components, for example your "always on" load corresponds to the power drawn by devices, appliances, lighting, plug loads, etc that are constantly drawing power. To experiment with ways to change behavior and reduce electricity usage, you could try unplugging or turning off equipment to see the changes.

Why does the IT'S YOUR POWER App only show one of my addresses?

The IT'S YOUR POWER App only supports your primary AEP Ohio account.

If I move, does my address change automatically in the App?

Yes, as long as you have made the changes to transfer your service in My Account, then when you move the address will also change.

I love IT'S YOUR POWER! Now other members of the household want to see it on their smartphones. Can we download the App to multiple phones and all see the same information?

Yes, anyone can download the IT'S YOUR POWER App. To see your home's electricity usage, simply sign on with the username and password you use to access your online account at AEP Ohio My Account. Keep in mind the actions taken on any one smartphone will affect what others see – since all information is tied to the same AEP Ohio electric account.

Every now and then, I notice gaps in my real-time usage dial. What is happening?

This may be due to a poor Internet or Smart Meter Connection. Click on Settings at the top right corner of the Energy Usage page to view your internet connectivity and smart meter connectivity. If your internet connection has been lost, follow steps to reconnect your internet connection. If the smart meter is disconnected or shows poor connectivity, try moving your Energy Bridge a few feet closer to see if that helps. If it doesn't, or if you have additional questions, contact support at 877-427-0626 or by sending an email from the App Help Center with a screen shot for details.

How can I capture a screen shot when I want to share information with others?

For iOS, from the screen you want to capture, simultaneously press your smartphone's on/off button and the Home button. If successful, the screenshot will appear in your Photos and may be shared via email or SMS.

For Android, from the screen you want to capture, simultaneously press your smartphone's on/off button and the volume down (-) button. If successful, the screenshot will appear in your Photos and may be shared via email or SMS.

I would like to have the benefits of seeing my energy usage on my IT'S YOUR POWER App but my home does not have a smart meter (AMI meter). What are AEP Ohio's plans to roll out AMI meters to additional customers?

AEP Ohio is currently installing smart meters in nearly 900,000 additional Ohio customers over the next four years. Check AEPOhio.com/SmartMeter for the schedule to learn when smart meters will be coming to your community.

I have lost my smartphone. How can I deactivate the IT'S YOUR POWER App?

You can protect your information by going to AEP Ohio My Account and resetting your password. Even if someone is able to activate your smartphone, they won't be able to access the App.

Energy Bridge FAQs

When setting up the Energy Bridge, it requires being connected to my router via Ethernet cable. I have only a few ports on my router and would prefer to go Wi-Fi. Is that possible?

Absolutely. You may connect using Bluetooth by enabling it on your phone's settings. Follow the instructions on the IT'S YOUR POWER App.

I have an Energy Bridge installed and will be moving away. Can I take the Energy Bridge with me to my next home?

The Energy Bridge is the property of AEP Ohio and must be returned when you close your AEP Ohio account at your current address. Please contact customer support at 877-427-0626 or by email to YourPowerHelp@aep.com to obtain a shipping label. The Energy Bridge will only be useful in homes enabled with smart meters (AMI) so it is unlikely that it would benefit you in your new home.

However, if your new home is equipped with a smart meter (AMI meter) and served by AEP Ohio, you may login with the credentials associated with your new electricity account and request a new Energy Bridge for your new home.

Thermostat FAQs


Will the Powerley thermostat work with my heating and cooling system?

The Powerley thermostat is compatible with the following HVAC systems:

  • 24Vac single & 2-stage conventional heating systems (gas, oil or electric)
  • Heat pump systems with up to 2 stages of heating (electric or gas)
  • Boiler systems
  • One or two stage cooling systems

The thermostat is NOT compatible with these HVAC systems:

  • Radiant floor and wall heating systems
  • Zoned forced air and zoned hot water (2 or 3 wire)
  • Hybrid systems/Dual-fuel systems
  • Geothermal systems
  • Multi-zoned systems
  • 110V or higher line voltage systems (e.g. electric baseboard heaters)
  • Millivolt systems (12-24Vac or DC source)

I am interested in a thermostat. How do I order a thermostat?

Make sure your Energy Bridge is connected. Then go to "My Devices" and simply request a thermostat.

I have received a thermostat. Do I install this myself, or do I need an installer?

Thermostats may be installed by homeowners or installers, however AEP Ohio and Powerley are NOT responsible for any damages resulting from the installation of the Powerley thermostat. If you choose to install the thermostat yourself, a detailed instruction guide is provided with thermostats and include detailed instructions, specifications and troubleshooting tips. If you would prefer a trained installer, AEP Ohio is able to provide a list of those trained on the Powerley thermostat. Contact the Support team through Help Center in the app to assist.

How do I control the thermostat?

The thermostat may be manually adjusted, or once included in the IYP app, may be controlled remotely through the app.

What am I able to control in the thermostat manually?

You are able to manually change the setpoint on the thermostat for both heat and cooling mode. Refer to the manual for detail instructions.

Am I able to control my HVAC unit through the app?

Once the thermostat is "included" in the IYP app, thermostat readings may be viewed and settings adjusted.

  • From "Electricity Usage" (the Energy Clock), select the HVAC tab to see and select "Adjust mode", or
  • From "My Devices", select Thermostat. Select "Adjust Mode".

How do I configure the HVAC type on the app?

Go to My Devices>Settings. There are a number of settings that you may then configure. These include temperature units, swing temperature, temperature calibration (offset) and system type. It is important that the system type be set according to the type of HVAC system that you have.

I do not know what type of HVAC system that I have and how to configure.

It is important that you refer to your HVAC manual or consult with an HVAC consultant if unsure.

Can I change the brightness of the thermostat display?

Yes, go to My Devices>Thermostat>Settings and scroll to brightness. You can then choose Low, Medium, High and Auto mode.

Am I able to set rules on the thermostat?

Rules may be set on the app only.

Does the Powerley thermostat support Auto Mode?

No, the thermostat only supports Heat and Cool mode. No Auto capability is currently available; however may be incorporated in the future. You will know when Auto is available by the appearance of Auto button in future versions of the App.

Are there automatic schedules set for the thermostat?

No automatic templates are currently available, however they will be coming with future releases. Watch for future versions of the app.

How do I create themostat rules?

You can set multiple rules in 2 ways in the app.

  • Go to Rules in the main menu and chose the + to create a rule, or go to My Devices>Settings and press the + sign to create. The following illustrates the + in either method.
  • This will bring up the conditions configuration screen.
  • First select the "Set Condition" button.
  • Select Day & Time
  • Choose the days of the week that this condition applies to.
  • Choose the time of day that this condition will apply to.
  • Select the action that you would then want the thermostat to perform.

What are some examples of weekly schedules that may be set and how would I set them?

The following would be some suggestions for a weekly schedule:

Scenario 1 - This is Winter. I am away during the work week; leave home at 8:00am and return at 4:00pm. I am home during the day on the weekends and prefer my home to be warm. I prefer a cooler temperature when sleeping.

  • Let us do the M-F schedule
    • Create Rule 1
      • Select Monday to Friday 8:00am – set temperature to 66F
    • Create Rule 2
      • Select Monday to Friday 3:30pm – set temperature to 70F
    • Create Rule 3
      • Select the entire week 10:00pm – set temperature to 68F
    • Create Rule 4 (warm the house during times when preparing for work)
      • Select Monday to Friday 6:00am – set temperature to 70F

Scenario 2 - This is Summer. I am away during the work week; leave home at 8:00am and return at 4:00pm. I am home during the day on the weekends and prefer my home to be cool. I prefer a cooler temperature when sleeping.

  • Let us do the M-F schedule
    • Create Rule 1
      • Select Monday to Friday 8:00am – set temperature to 80F
    • Create Rule 2
      • Select Monday to Friday 3:30pm – set temperature to 78F
    • Create Rule 3
      • Select the entire week 10:00pm – set temperature to 76F
    • Create Rule 4 (cool the house during times when preparing for work)
      • Select Monday to Friday 6:00am – set temperature to 78F
  • Let us do the Weekend schedule
    • Create Rule 1
      • Select Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – set temperature to 78F

Can I control my thermostat from outside my home?

Yes, with your mobile app you are able to view your settings, temperature and control.

Are my family members able to control my thermostat?

Yes, if they have the IYP app on their mobile device and log in with the same customer account.

What is temperature offset used for?

Temperature Offset is a feature that lets you adjust the room temperature reading +/- 5°F. This helps if your thermostat is in a slightly warm or cold spot, or if the room temperature does not match your old thermostat.

You will find the temperature offset adjustment in My Devices>Thermostat>Settings.

What is Swing temperature used for?

Swing is the difference between target and room temperature before the heat or cool will turn on.

You will find the swing temperature setting adjustment in My Devices>Thermostat>Settings.

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