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PPL Electric Utilities

Electric utility company in Pennsylvania

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What is PPL Electric Utilities?

Celebrating its centennial in 2020, PPL Electric Utilities, originally called Pennsylvania Power & Light, opened its doors in 1920, when eight utilities merged into one company that operated 62 power plans. 

Today, as a FORTUNE 500 company and one of the largest utility companies in the United States, PPL provides electricity service to roughly 1.4 million customers in 29 counties across Pennsylvania. The company maintains approximately 50,000 miles of power lines in the central and eastern parts of Pennsylvania.

Understanding deregulation in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the states in the U.S. in which residents have the choice of purchasing their electricity from a utility such as PPL or from an electricity supplier. Giving consumers the freedom to buy energy from a number of electricity suppliers keeps competition keen, which keeps Pennsylvania electricity rates down.

As of June 2020, nearly 30 percent of Pennsylvania customers had switched electric generation suppliers. So, how do you go about the process 

We make it easy for you to research ways to reduce your energy bill or switch energy providers. Here are a few helpful ways:

What is PPL Electric Utilities’s price to compare?

The price to compare is the number you as a consumer use to compare PPL Electric Utilities’s electricity rates to those of suppliers. The price may be recalibrated four times per year.

On your bill, you’ll find the electricity supply rate provided. The delivery of that energy to your home is provided by PPL, regardless of which company supplies it.

  • PPL Electric Utilities’ price to compare is 7.284 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). For business customers, that rate is 6.079 cents/kWh. These prices are set to adjust in December 2020. 
  • To find out whether you can beat PPL Electric Utilities’s rate, enter your ZIP code above.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

One of the most common questions among energy consumers is: What’s the difference between an energy supplier and a utility company? Understanding what each is, and how they work together, can help you feel a little more confident about your choice of energy supplier. 

Let’s break down the difference:

Utility vs. Supplier

In short, suppliers generate or buy electricity or natural gas. Utility companies in Pennsylvania also generate or buy electricity or natural gas, but they also deliver those commodities to your home or business through their own maintained lines. So when your power goes out, your utility is who you call. It’s the company that sends you your monthly bill, in other words.

Contact PPL Electric Utilities

To report outages, or for questions about transmission rates or your bill, if you purchase energy from PPL, contact them using one of the many methods below.

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