PA Power Switch - Pennsylvania electric and natural gas

On January 1, 2011, the last electric rate caps expired signaling the PA power switch program was finally in place, offering true competition in the Pennsylvania energy market. Today, Pennsylvania electric customers can choose to receive their electricity supply from their utility or an alternate energy provider. Pennsylvania is one of the most robust competitive energy markets as customers can also elect to choose their natural gas provider.

PA Power Switch is owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, which balances the needs of consumers and utilities to ensure safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates, protect the public interest, educate consumers to make independent and informed utility choices, further economic development, and foster new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

The PA Power Switch website lists rates and plans from all competing Pennsylvania electric and natural gas companies. Since it is open to all competing energy companies in Pennsylvania, the list and navigation is quite cumbersome.

In contrast to the PA Power Switch model,® pre-screens and pre-qualifies Pennsylvania energy companies based on strict criteria. When shopping and selecting an energy company at you can rest assured you are seeing offers from top-rated companies that have been hand selected based on financial stability, proven management and market expertise, proven billing practices and customer service, and competitive rates and innovative products.

When you're ready to participate in the PA power switch program, consider using the tools available to you here at

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