West Penn Power

Electric utility in Pennsylvania

For business

About West Penn Power

West Penn Power is a utility company in Pennsylvania. A part of the FirstEnergy company, the utility company serves 720,000 customers in the state. West Penn Power was originally a part of Allegheny Energy, founded in 1907. 

In February 2011, Allegheny Energy merged with FirstEnergy, and West Penn Power became part of the FirstEnergy family. The company serves customers in 24 different counties in Pennsylvania, including cities like Pittsburgh and Scranton.

Understanding energy deregulation in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has had a deregulated energy industry since 1996. As a result, residents of the state can choose the company that supplies their electricity and natural gas. By default, consumers receive their power from utility companies like West Penn Power. But they can switch to a different supplier to save money or choose companies that more align with their values.

Want to learn more about buying energy in a deregulated market? Here are a few of our resources:

What is West Penn Power’s price to compare?

Price to compare refers to the price per kilowatt-hour that you’ll pay if you purchase the default electricity service from your utility company. West Penn Power’s price to compare is 5.198 cents per kilowatt-hour. Customers can save on energy when a private supplier offers rates that are lower than the utility’s price to compare. To see the rates currently available in your area, enter your ZIP code above.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

An energy supplier is the company that supplies the electricity and natural gas that is delivered to consumers’ homes. Because Pennsylvania has a deregulated energy industry, residents can choose their own supplier.

A utility like West Penn Power is the company that actually delivers the energy. If consumers don’t actively choose an energy company, they’ll receive their service from the utility company. Even if they choose a different supplier, the utility is still the company tasked with installing and maintaining the energy infrastructure and responding to power outages.

Which suppliers are available in West Penn Power’s service area?

Pennsylvania residents have many options when choosing their electricity and natural gas suppliers. Suppliers available to those in the West Penn Power service area include:

Enter your zip code above to see the suppliers and rates available in your area.

Contact West Penn Power

To report outages, questions about transmission rates, or your bill if you purchase energy from West Penn Power, contact them below.

Updated: 12/11/2020