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PPL Electric Utilities

Electric utility company in Pennsylvania

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Key points:
  • The PPL Electric Utilities price to compare is 14.612 cents per kWh. The commercial rate is 14.751 cents per kWh. These rates are expected to adjust in June 2023.
  • Pennsylvania has deregulated energy, meaning residents can choose their electric provider from a competitive market.

About PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities, originally known as Pennsylvania Power & Light, has been providing electricity for Pennsylvania residents and businesses for over a century. Now serving over 1.4 million customers, the company provides electricity directly and in conjunction with energy suppliers throughout the state.

PPL Electric Utilities currently covers 50,000 miles of service lines, providing power to cities in 29 Pennsylvania counties. Major cities include Lancaster, Allentown, and Scranton.

Understanding deregulation in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the many U.S. states where residents can choose where they buy their energy because of deregulation. Although you can still buy energy directly from a utility like PPL, you can also choose to buy electricity or gas from other energy providers. Giving consumers the freedom to buy energy from a number of energy suppliers keeps competition strong, which helps lower Pennsylvania electricity rates.

As of October 2022, 25% of Pennsylvania customers had switched electric generation suppliers. So, how do you go about the process?

At Choose Energy, we make it easy for you to research ways to reduce your energy bill or switch energy providers. You can compare electric suppliers or look at options in any major Pennsylvania city. Here are a few helpful resources:

What is PPL Electric Utilities’s price to compare?

The price to compare is the number you use to compare PPL Electric Utilities electricity rates to those of suppliers. The price may be recalibrated twice per year.

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

  • PPL Electric Utilities’ price to compare is currently 14.612 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). For business customers, that rate is 14.751 cents/kWh. These prices are set to adjust in June 2023
  • These are the rates you pay if you choose not to shop around for a different supplier.
  • To find out PPL Electric Utilities rates, enter your ZIP code above.

Difference between a utility company and energy provider

In deregulated states, many consumers get confused about the difference between utility companies and energy providers. Understanding what each is and how they work together can help you feel a little more confident about your choice of energy supplier. 

In short, suppliers buy electricity or natural gas and sell it to consumers. Utility companies in Pennsylvania manage the electric and natural gas infrastructure and deliver energy to consumers. So when your power goes out, your utility is the company you call, regardless of who your supplier is. 

Providers available in the PPL Electric Utilities service area

There are several energy providers operating within the PPL service area, giving consumers various options to compare rates from when buying their energy.

PPL Electric Utilities suppliers include:

Choose Energy makes it easy to compare your PPL Electric Utility rates and plan options from various providers. Our marketplace is free to use and independently operated. Quickly shop all-inclusive rates, read provider reviews, and estimate your monthly bill so you can choose the best option for you.

To start comparing electricity rates in Scranton, Lancaster, or other major Pennsylvania cities, enter your ZIP code.

Contact PPL Electric Utilities

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

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