In Pennsylvania, you can choose your electricity and natural gas suppliers. After switching energy suppliers, the only difference you'll notice will be your bill. Over 2.1 million households and over 250,000 businesses in Pennsylvania have already made the switch. Need a good reason to switch suppliers? Pennsylvanians saved up to 20% on their energy bills by switching.
Find Out How You Can Benefit from Pennsylvania Energy Choice
In Pennsylvania, energy choice, or deregulation, allows you the opportunity to shop for the supply portion of your utility bill. This part is most often the heftiest part of your bill and accounts for the price of energy straight from the source – such as a power plant.
If you choose to exercise your energy choice, you have the chance to pick the energy supply plan that fits your budget and needs from top energy providers in Pennsylvania. These providers also may offer unique benefits you can take advantage of by becoming their customer. If you aren’t quite convinced alternative energy supply is right for you, here is some information to help you on your way to a new plan.
Learn about electric prices in Pennsylvania before deregulation and after
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.
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.Please note: the following rates were published and are accurate as of 10/3/2017 for ZIP code 19120. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up-to-date rates in your area, please enter your ZIP code above.
Pennsylvania Electricity Rates
|Supplier / Plan Name||Energy Term Length||Price per kWh|
|Spark Energy Spark Secure 6||6 month fixed||6.20¢|
|Oasis Energy Fixed Power 3||3 month fixed||6.39¢|
|Spark Energy Spark Advantage 12||12 month fixed||6.40¢|
|Spark Energy Online Special 6||6 month fixed||6.40¢|
|Frontier Utilities PA Frontier Green Online Premier-6||6 month fixed||6.49¢|
|Clearview Energy ClearGreenGuarantee 12||12 month fixed||6.59¢|
|Constellation Energy 6 Month Home Power Plan||6 month fixed||6.69¢|
|Spark Energy Spark Advantage Plus 24||24 month fixed||6.70¢|
|Clearview Energy ClearGreenGuarantee 6||6 month fixed||6.79¢|
|North American Power 12 Month Fixed||12 month fixed||6.89¢|
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.
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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