Pennsylvania energy rates
As one of only 15 states where residents choose among competing energy suppliers, Pennsylvanians enjoy deregulated electricity. In other words, state residents can go outside their utility company to find the best price, term length, and plan type for their needs through a selection of energy suppliers.
With the power to choose, Pennsylvania energy consumers gain protection against utility rate hikes and other factors reflected through their energy bills. Consumers in the state still contract with their local utility as the company responsible for delivering electricity and maintaining the infrastructure for delivery. Utilities, for instance, address power outages or other issues around energy delivery.
But with the choice around energy suppliers, Pennsylvania consumers buy their electricity by shopping for the best rates and other terms.