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Pennsylvania energy rates

Pennsylvania has a deregulated energy market, meaning consumers have the power to choose their own energy provider. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace makes it easy to shop around for energy plans and compare rates. The marketplace is free to use, and you can sign up for your new plan in just minutes.

How to find the best electricity rates in Pennsylvania

Because of the deregulated energy market, electricity rates in Pennsylvania fluctuate throughout the year based on seasonality, energy demand, and other factors. Our marketplace makes it easy to shop for energy and lock in the cheapest rate available at any time of the year. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Enter your ZIP code above. You can explore all the energy plans available in your area and can browse cheap rates near you.
  2. Sign up in minutes. Once you choose the best plan for you, you can sign up online or call the number on the screen to speak to an energy expert.
  3. Enjoy your new plan. Your new provider will handle the setup, so you can just relax and enjoy your new energy plan.

Electricity rates in my area

Electricity rates vary throughout Pennsylvania, primarily due to the different utility transmission rates. The rate you pay in one part of Pennsylvania could be different from what someone pays in another part of the state. It’s important to specifically shop for electricity rates near you when shopping for plans.

The SaveOnEnergy marketplace is the best place to find accurate and reliable electricity rates in your area. Enter your ZIP code above to accurately compare electric rates in Pennsylvania.

Moving to Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is home to nearly 13 million people, making it one of the top five most populous states in the country. Nicknamed the Keystone State, Pennsylvania is known for its rich history, including being the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Pennsylvania also has a deregulated energy market, meaning if you’re planning a move there, you can choose your own energy provider. Enter your new ZIP code above to explore the Pennsylvania electricity rates for your new home.

SaveOnEnergy’s tips for easy electricity service setup

  • Don’t forget to read your plan’s Electricity Facts Label before signing up. It contains important information including:
    • Price per kilowatt-hour based on usage
    • % renewable energy sourcing
    • Early termination fees
  • Enjoy hassle-free supplier setup. Once your order has been confirmed, your new supplier will set up service with your utility, or transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) – but don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any interruption to your power during the switch.
  • Understanding your electricity bill. Your local TDSP will still deliver your electricity and maintain electric infrastructure including meters and power lines. Your utility fees can be found as TDU or TDSP charges on your monthly bill. They are independent of your supplier rate.

Types of electric plans in Pennsylvania

One of the benefits of deregulation in Pennsylvania is that consumers can choose from a variety of different energy plans. The type of plan that’s best for you will depend on your energy needs and usage habits, along with other factors. Below you can learn more about popular types of energy plans in Pennsylvania, and if you have additional questions, you can call the number on your screen to speak to an energy expert.

Fixed-rate plans in Pennsylvania

A fixed-rate energy plan allows you to lock in your energy rate. When you sign up for your plan, you’ll sign a contract for a period of 12-36 months, during which time your energy rate won’t fluctuate with the energy market. While this type of plan offers the benefit of budget stability, you’ll pay an early termination fee (ETF) if you end your service before the end of your contract.

Variable-rate plans in Pennsylvania

When you sign up for a variable-rate energy plan, you don’t have to enter into a contract, nor is your energy rate locked in. Your rate each month is based on the current energy market. During some months, energy rates will spike and your utility bill will be higher. During other months, energy rates will be lower and you’ll save money.

No deposit and prepaid energy plans in Pennsylvania

Depending on your credit history, you may be required to pay a deposit when you sign up for your energy plan in Pennsylvania. You can avoid a deposit by exploring a no-deposit energy plan. One popular type of no-deposit plan is a prepaid energy plan, which allows you to pay upfront for your electricity and avoid the deposit and credit check.

Green energy plans in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, like most states, has seen an increase in green energy in recent years. When you sign up for a plan through the SaveOnEnergy marketplace, you’ll notice some plans powered by 100% green energy, including both wind and solar energy. You can also find the green energy percentage of each plan in its Electricity Facts Label (EFL). Enter your ZIP code above to explore green energy plans available near you.

Business energy plans in Pennsylvania

It’s not just individuals in Pennsylvania who can take advantage of the state’s deregulated energy market. Businesses also have the power to choose their own energy providers. If you’re a business owner in Pennsylvania, visit our business energy page to learn more about business energy, speak to an energy expert, and start building your customized business energy plan.

Cheap energy prices in Pennsylvania

Due to Pennsylvania’s deregulated energy market, rates fluctuate throughout the year. Because of the northeastern weather, energy demand — and therefore, energy rates — tends to be highest in the summer and winter when temperatures are most extreme. On the other hand, rates are lower in the spring and fall due to the decreased demand. One way to save money on electricity is to shop around during off-peak times. The SaveOnEnergy marketplace can help you find cheap electricity in Pennsylvania at all times of the year.

Energy providers and utility companies in Pennsylvania

Thanks to Pennsylvania’s deregulated energy market, you have the power to choose your own energy provider. There are a large number of Pennsylvania electric suppliers to choose from. In fact, there are more than 100. Among these are Constellation Energy, Direct Energy, and Public Power. These are the companies that are supplying your electricity to your local utility to transmit to your home.

While you can choose your own energy provider, you can’t choose your own utility company. There are 11 utility companies in the state of Pennsylvania. The utility that delivers your electricity depends on where you live. Some of these include Duquesne Light, Met-Ed, PECO Energy, Penelec, and Penn Power. These are the companies that transmit the electricity to your house, maintain power lines, and restore electrical outages.

Contact your Pennsylvania utility company

If you experience a power outage or another interruption to your electricity in Pennsylvania, contact your local utility company. You can find information on the state’s utility companies below:

Not sure what kind of energy plan will work for your home?

If you’re just getting started with choosing your own energy plan, we can help. SaveOnEnergy has a library of expertly written guides to help you navigate the deregulated energy market and choose the best energy plan for your home. You can also use our SaveOnEnergy usage calculator to estimate your energy usage, which can help you choose the best plan.

Pennsylvania energy FAQs

Is the natural gas market deregulated in Pennsylvania? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Energy deregulation in Pennsylvania doesn’t only apply to electricity. Consumers in the Keystone State can also choose their own natural gas providers.

Who has the cheapest electricity rates in Pennsylvania? Expand / Collapse Toggle

Public Power has some of the cheapest electricity in Pennsylvania, with rates starting at just 8 cents per kWh.

What is the best energy plan in Pennsylvania? Expand / Collapse Toggle

There’s not one energy plan that’s best for everyone. Instead, the best plan for you depends on your energy usage, your budget, the type of plan you want, and other factors.

How do I find a green energy plan in Pennsylvania? Expand / Collapse Toggle

You can find green energy plans in Pennsylvania by using the SaveOnEnergy marketplace. Enter your ZIP code above to see the energy plans available near you. Then you can use the filter tool to see only green energy plans.

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