In Pennsylvania, you can choose your electricity and natural gas suppliers. More than 2.1 million households and over 250,000 businesses in the state already have made the switch. Now there's reason for more customers to explore electricity deregulation - two PA utilities have asked the state's Public Utilities Commission for permission to hike rates for transmitting power to homes and business.
PECO wants to increase the amount it charges residential customers 3.2 percent; Duquesne Light wants a nearly 9 percent hike. Both would take effect January 2019. What's a customer to do? Look for ways to cut the electricity supply portion of his or her bill, and that's where ChooseEnergy.com can help. Enter your ZIP above to see whether you can find a cheaper supply rate to offset the likely increases in transmission and delivery costs.
Pennsylvania Electricity Rates
While suppliers may offer attractive rates, energy companies in Pennsylvania are still responsible for delivering energy to your home and maintaining its infrastructure. In the event of an outage or service interruption, be sure to call your utility, which will be able to assist you and restore power.
|Provider / Plan Name||Term Length||Rate||Promo|
|North American Power 6-Month Fixed||6 month fixed||6.49¢ / kWh|
|North American Power 12 Months Fixed||12 month fixed||6.59¢ / kWh|
|Direct Energy Live Brighter 12||12 month fixed||6.99¢ / kWh|
|North American Power 24 Month Fixed||24 month fixed||6.79¢ / kWh||Price Protection|
|Constellation 36 Month Home Power Plan||36 month fixed||6.39¢ / kWh||Set it and Forget it|
|Trieagle Energy Eagle 36||36 month fixed||6.86¢ / kWh|
Please note: the above rates were published and are accurate as of 5/14/2018 for ZIP code 15108 in the Duquesne Light Co. utility zone. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up-to-date rates in your area, please enter your ZIP code above.
Current Price to Compare PA Rates
|Duquesne Light Co.||7.83¢ / kwh|
|PECO||7.099¢ / kwh|
|Penelec||5.878¢ / kwh|
|Penn Power||6.599¢ / kwh|
|PPL Electric Utilities||7.463¢ / kwh|
|West Penn Power||6.085¢ / kwh|
Learn about electric prices in Pennsylvania before and after deregulation
Pennsylvanians were introduced to energy choice in 1997 by the Electricity Generation Choice and Competition Act, which allowed many energy customers the opportunity to stay with their utility company or switch to an alternative energy supplier. The law was passed to drive down energy prices through competition among suppliers and the utility.
Before 1997, all energy services were provided by the utility with prices regulated by the Public Utility Commission to match the wholesale price of energy – subject to change as often as once a month. Following the law’s passage, however, prices became “deregulated”, meaning alternative suppliers could provide energy supply at different rates than the PUC-approved price of energy.
A recent ChooseEnergy survey found that nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvanians are ignoring the chance to save by exercising energy choice. Don't be one of those people blindly handing over your right to choose Pennsylvania energy providers. Enter your ZIP above to see if your an find a better deal.
Fixed vs. Variable rate: Know your options
While shopping, you may notice there are two main types of plans. What’s the difference between fixed- and variable-rate electricity supply plans?
Benefits energy providers in Pennsylvania may offer
As far as plan options offered by your local utility go, you are not spoiled for choice. Energy companies in Pennsylvania offer one plan with little to no incentive – other than rebates for owning energy efficient appliances. Energy providers, on the other hand, might offer attractive benefits you didn’t know were available with your supply service.
One popular benefit to shopping with an alternative supplier is the opportunity to choose where your energy comes from by signing up for a green energy plan. This plan allows you to contribute up to 100 percent of your energy supply bill to renewable energy projects.
To find a plan that's right for you, get started now by entering your ZIP code above.
I am thrilled to be saving money on my electric bill. With my savings I'll be able to better provide for my five children.
Cheryle, Plum, PA
My previous price was 9.9 cents per KWh, so this should help considerably over the next 12 months. I appreciate the fact that there is no cancellation fee.
Ted, Leola, PA
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