While deregulation is a win for consumers, navigating the field of deregulated power suppliers can be confusing. With this in mind, Choose Energy provides the resources necessary to help you understand your options for the best available prices, providers, and plans.
Entering your ZIP code on the Choose Energy marketplace allows you to browse low electric rates from top providers in your area. The Choose Energy tools, available 24/7, let consumers compare electric supplier rates, sign up for plans, and switch suppliers.
After you’ve entered your ZIP code to determine if you live in an area with energy choice in PA, you only need a copy of your most recent energy bill to begin exploring possible supplier alternatives. The “Price to Compare” allows you to compare the utility’s default rate for electricity supply with alternative supplier options.
For consumers who already use an alternate energy supplier, the bill section that reads “Energy Charges,” “Supply Charges,” or “Generation Charges” displays your rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh), which is the amount you’ll use to compare pricing.
“Utility Provider Charges” also appear on your bill. These distribution charges, customer charges, and any other fees going toward the utility company remain unchanged when you switch electric providers.
Once you’ve chosen a plan, sign up online or over the phone. Your new provider coordinates the switch with the utility, so you don’t have to cancel with your previous provider. You won’t experience any power disruptions in the switch, and no new meter is required.