Potomac Edison Co.

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About Potomac Edison

Potomac Edison is a utility company that serves customers in Maryland and West Virginia, including the Maryland cities of Frederick and Hagerstown. A part of the FirstEnergy company, Potomac Edison provides power to nearly 400,000 people. Potomac Edison was founded in 1922. Its parent company, FirstEnergy, was created through a merger in 1997.

Understanding energy deregulation in Maryland

Maryland deregulated its energy market in 1999 through the passage of the Electric Customer Choice and Competition Act. As a result, consumers can choose their own electricity and natural gas suppliers. Local utilities like Potomac Edison still manage the energy infrastructure, but consumers choose the supplier. Deregulation allows residents to shop for more competitive prices or look for suppliers that align with their values by choosing a green energy supplier.

Want to learn more about choosing an energy supplier in a deregulated market? Check out some of our resources:

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What is Potomac Edison’s price to compare?

Price to compare refers to the price a consumer will pay if they purchase the default energy service from a local utility like Potomac Edison. The price to compare is also known as the standard offer service price. Potomac Edison’s current standard offer service rate is 6.858 cents per kilowatt-hour. You can also find the current price on your monthly utility bill.

To shop around for a supplier to beat Potomac Edison’s rate, enter your ZIP code above, and you’ll receive a selection of plans available in your area.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

A utility is the company that delivers your energy to your home. Utilities like Potomac Edison maintain the infrastructure and respond to power outages. In states with regulated energy industries, the utility may also be the one who supplies the energy. But in deregulated states like Maryland, consumers can choose their utility or another provider to be their electricity supplier. 

The supplier is the company that provides the electricity and natural gas that the utility delivers. Utilities in deregulated states are still tasked with the energy delivery. If you live in Potomac Edison’s service area, you can choose the energy that supplies the power that Potomac Edison delivers.

Which suppliers are available in Potomac Edison’s service area?

Constellation and Public Power are two energy suppliers available in the Potomac Edison service area. To see exactly which suppliers are available to you and the rates they offer, enter your zip code above.

Contact Potomac Edison

Do you need to get a hold of Potomac Edison to report an outage, ask about your transmission rates, or something else? Here’s how you can contact the company: