Founded in the late 1870s by famed inventor George Westinghouse, Duquesne Light Company is the primary electric utility for the Pittsburgh area. It delivers electricity to over 500,000 residential and business customers in its 817 square mile service area, which includes Allegheny and Beaver counties. It operates, maintains, and manages over 45,000 miles of overhead power lines.
Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed)
A subsidiary of First Energy, Metropolitan Edison is an Akron-based electric utility company that operates in central and eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1917, Met-Ed delivers electricity to over 560,000 customers. Its 3,300 square mile service area includes parts of Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lehigh, Lebanon, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike, and York counties.
National Fuel Gas (PA)
Founded in 1902, National Fuel is a natural gas utility that serves western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, its service area includes Sharon and Erie. It delivers energy to 740,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers and is headquartered in Williamsville, NY.
Founded in 1881, the Philadelphia Electric Company, or PECO, is the largest combination natural gas and electricity utility. It provides service to 1.6 million electric customers and 485,000 natural gas customers. Its 2,100 square mile service area includes Philadelphia, Coatesville, Pottstown, Norristown, and Willow Grove.
Peoples Gas (formerly Equitable Gas)
In 2013, Equitable Gas was purchased by Peoples Gas company. Peoples serves over 700,000 natural gas customers in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Its service area in Pennsylvania includes the cities of Pittsburgh, Indiana, Altoona, Clarion, Johnstown, and Uniontown.
PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Electric Utilities serves nearly 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania, making it one of the largest utilities in the state. As an industry leader for almost 30 years, PPL remains dedicated to improving its services for customer communication and power delivery.
UGI Central Penn Gas
UGI Central Penn Gas is a natural gas and electric utility. They deliver energy to over 650,000 customers in hundreds of communities across the state. Their service area includes Their service area includes parts of Monroe, Carbon, Lancaster, Clarion, Venango, McKean, Clearfield, Potter, Schuylkill, Bradford, and Chester. Formerly known as PPL Gas Utilities Corp, UGI Central Penn was founded in 1944 and is based in Allentown, PA. It is a subsidiary of UGI Utilities, Inc.
UGI Penn Natural Gas
Headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, UGI Penn Natural gas is the largest natural gas distribution company in northeast and central Pennsylvania. It delivers energy to roughly 158,000 customers across 13 counties. Its service area includes the cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and Williamsport. The utility was founded in 1854.
West Penn Power
Headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, West Penn Power is a natural gas and electric utility. It delivers energy to over 724,000 electric customers in 24 Pennsylvania counties. It is a subsidiary of First Energy Corp.