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Metropolitan Edison

Electric utility in Pennsylvania

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About Metropolitan Edison

Met-Ed – full name Metropolitan Edison – has been around awhile. Since 1917, in fact. But it doesn’t just rest on its history. The company is the electric utility delivering power to more than 560,000 customers. Its coverage area encompasses 3,300 square of Pennsylvania, including Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike and York counties.

It is owned by Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy, which also owns Toledo Edison, West Penn Power, JCP&L  and more.

Understanding deregulation in Pennsylvania

Deregulation of energy, giving residents the power to choose their electricity provider, came to Pennsylvania in 1997. As in other states, deregulation splits generation of electricity and natural gas from delivery of the commodities, with the idea that competition would force prices down.

Before deregulation, all energy was provided by utilities, which were regulated by the state Public Utilities Commission to keep prices in line with the wholesale price of electricity. Even now, about 60 percent of customers in the state stick with the utility.

Choose Energy, one of the nation’s leading energy marketplaces, offers residents of states where electricity and/or natural gas is deregulated an alternative to their utility company. Moreover, we offer education on the following topics:

What is Metropolitan Edison’s price to compare?

First off, what is a utility’s price to compare? Utilities in Pennsylvania may double as a customers electricity supplier, and the price to compare is a utility’s default rate for electric service charged to customers who don’t select a third-party supplier.

Met-Ed’s price to compare for its electricity supply is 5.361 cents per kilowatt hour. How do you use that number. Enter your ZIP above to see what’s available from other suppliers in your area. If you can beat that price, you could save by switching service. Be sure you read your Terms and Conditions to understand what’s included in the plan.

Understand that, in addition to the supply rate, you’ll also be charged a transmission rate by your utility, regardless of which provider you choose.

What’s the difference between a utility and a supplier?

In Pennsylvania, suppliers generate or buy electricity and sell it to residential and business customers. Utilities also can be suppliers, but their main function is to deliver power to a customer’s home and maintain the lines and other infrastructure. You cannot choose your utility company.

If you have a power outage or want to report damage, contact your utility.

Contact Metropolitan Edison

  • To report power outages or downed power lines, you should call Met Ed at 888-544-4877.
  • For other service requests, click here.
  • To reach by mail, use this address: Metropolitan Edison Co (Met-Ed), 2800 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA 19605