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PPL Electric Utilities

Electric utility company in Pennsylvania

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About PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities provides electric services for more than 1.4 million customers in 29 counties across Pennsylvania. Formerly known as Pennsylvania Power & Light, the company has been in business for over a century.

Based in Allentown, PPL serves customers in other major areas such as Lancaster and Scranton. Its service lines cover 50,000 miles across the state. Read on to learn more about PPL Electric Utilities’ electricity rates and more.

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 customers the freedom to buy energy from numerous suppliers keeps competition strong and helps lower Pennsylvania electricity rates.

It’s important to note that deregulation doesn’t mean there is no oversight. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission oversees all utilities and energy suppliers to protect customer interests. If you have any problems with your utility or energy provider, contact the Public Utility Commission at 1-800-692-7380 or file a complaint online.

As of January 2023, over 23% 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 other suppliers. The price may be recalibrated twice per year, and it’s essential to know when shopping for energy in the Keystone State.

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 kilowatthour (kWh). For business customers, that rate is 14.751 cents/kWh. These prices are set to adjust in June 2023, to 12.126 cents/kWh and 11.689 cents/kWh, respectively.
  • These are the rates you pay for PPL Electric Utilities’ plans if you choose not to shop around for a different supplier.
  • Enter your ZIP code on our marketplace to compare PPL’s prices with other suppliers’ rates.

Difference between a utility company and energy provider

In deregulated states, many customers 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 energy choices

In short, suppliers sell electricity or natural gas to residents. Utility companies in Pennsylvania manage the electric and natural gas infrastructure and deliver energy to customers. When your power goes out, your utility is the company you call, regardless of your supplier. You can still buy energy directly from your Pennsylvania utility if you choose.

Providers available in the PPL Electric Utilities service area

Several energy providers operate within the PPL service area, giving customers various options to compare rates when buying their energy.

PPL Electric Utilities suppliers include:

Choose Energy makes it easy to compare electricity rates and plan options from various providers. Our marketplace is free to use and independently operated. Quickly shop for all-inclusive rates, read PPL Electric Utilities’ reviews, and estimate your monthly bill so you can choose the best option for you. You can even explore green energy and commercial energy plans.

Enter your ZIP code to start comparing electricity rates and utility companies in Scranton, Lancaster, or other major Pennsylvania cities.

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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