As West Penn Power customers well know, electricity bills spiked this summer. The good news is that, as Pennsylvania residents, you have the opportunity to choose your electricity supplier. This means that you can take advantage of a competitive marketplace to find lower cost plans, long-term predictable rates, and even green plans.
We know that shopping for energy can be tricky, and the choices may seem overwhelming. Case in point: there are 60 plans listed for West Penn Power customers today on the Pennsylvania PUC’s PA Power Switch website! The sheer volume of choices can be simply dizzying.
Not all plans are created equal, and it can be hard to tell the difference between the good and bad eggs. That’s why we curated a list on the top four energy plans for West Penn Power customers to consider signing up for this summer. These plans offer the best mix of low cost, long-term predictability and clean energy.
Before You Shop: Know Your Price To Compare
Before you start shopping, the best thing you can do is to understand the price to compare in your utility zone. The price to compare, or PTC, represents how much you would pay your utility for each kilowatt hour of electricity you use. This information can always be found on your utility bill–utilities are required to disclose it–and will help you understand how much you can save by switching to a new plan.
The current West Penn Power Price to Compare for residential customers is 7.311 cents per kilowatt-hour through the end of August. As you may recall, this rate increased from 5.331 to 7.311 cents per kWh on June 1.
This Summer’s Four Best Plans
To help you make sense of all the options, we pulled together a list of the four best plans, based on cost, predictability and green energy. Without further ado, here are the four winning options this summer:
Lowest Cost Plan
Constellation’s 6 Month Web Only plan is the lowest cost plan available for West Penn Power customers. At only 6.79 cents per kilowatt hour, this plan will save an average of $5.21 per month compared to West Penn Power rates. Caveat: the plan is only available for new Constellation customers.
Best Long Term Plan
Bounce Energy’s Amazing 18 offers long term peace of mind that your rates will stay the same for the next 18 months, and provides solid value at only 7.10 cents/kWh. This plan comes with a $135.00 early termination fee — so make sure you want this plan for the long haul before signing up!
Most Popular Plan
AEP Energy’s 6 Month Traditional Plan is the most popular plan for our WPP customers. It’s a low-cost, fixed rate plan that gives you the flexibility to shop again after 6 months. At only 6.95 cents/kWh, it’s considerably less expensive than West Penn Power rates and will save a typical household $3.61 per month.
Best Green Plan
AEP Energy’s 6 Month ECO Plan is perfect for people who want to lower their household’s dependence on fossil fuels. In addition to being 100% green, the plan is even less expensive than West Penn Power’s price to compare, so you’ll still save money compared to your default utility rates. Win-win!
Rates may vary and are based on average usage of 1000 kWh per month of electricity.