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The Erie Triangle was once a disputed territory between four colonies and the Eriez tribe, but was officially defined in 1792 when the commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased the area from the U.S. government. With such a diverse history, it’s no surprise that the competitive spirit of the past carried forward. Residents here enjoy a deregulated energy market, which gives consumers the power to choose natural gas and light companies to supply their energy. 

While most homes aren’t as large as the ones found on West 6th Street (or Millionaire’s Row), every home has access to the same selection for finding a competitive electric company in Erie, PA. 

SaveOnEnergy makes it easy to compare electricity rates in Erie and find an energy plan for your specific needs. Enter your ZIP code to see which plans are available in your neighborhood, which might include no deposit or prepaid plans. That’s much better than just running a browser search for “energy plans in my area,” which means you’ll have spend hours sorting through the results and comparing them.

Erie electricity rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
YEP Energy - 24 Month Fixed Rate Plan 24 months $0.150 / kWh
YEP Energy - 24 Month Fixed Plant-A-Tree Plan 24 months $0.152 / kWh
YEP Energy - 24 Month Fixed 100% Renewable Plan 24 months $0.159 / kWh
YEP Energy - 12 Month Fixed Rate Plan 12 months $0.176 / kWh
YEP Energy - 12 Month Fixed 100% Renewable Plan 12 months $0.184 / kWh

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/09/2022, 1:13:21 PM CDT for ZIP Code 16501. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Electricity prices in Erie could go up! Lock in a cheap electricity rate today.

Energy prices change based on the energy market. If you find a low rate, it’s wise to lock in a fixed-rate plan for 12 to 24 months while you can. 

As the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) explains, there are certain trends related to national cost averages that may be true for Pennsylvania. There are particularly noticeable changes based on the season, with higher per kWh prices often coming at times of high usage (like winter in PA).

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Shopping for cheap electricity in Erie is simple. Just enter your ZIP code, see what current rates are available, and then lock down the “best electric company near me.”

Once you sign up with one of the Erie electricity providers, your new supplier will handle the set up. Just enjoy your new energy plan and then visit us again when it’s time to switch or just make sure you’re still getting the best Erie electricity rates.

Green energy in Erie

Pennsylvania is still very reliant on coal and natural gas, but as of late 2020 about 4.5% of the state’s overall energy consumption came from hydroelectric, wind or solar sources. And PA is working to improve its renewable and green energy. It has 24 wind farms that generate enough electricity to power about 350,000 homes. 

If you’re looking for an Erie energy plan that uses renewable or green energy, the percentage of renewable energy can be found in the details for each plan. In Erie, Constellation Energy and Clearview Energy have plans that utilize green power.

A few things to remember

  • 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.

Do you own a business in Erie?

Businesses operate on the same power provided to residential properties, but they likely use more energy per month or have other unique needs. Because business electricity in Erie is also deregulated, you can shop around for the best commercial energy plan. 

We’ll need some info about monthly usage, time of heaviest usage, and other factors to determine the best business electricity plan for you. Fill out our business energy form to get started.

Power outage? Contact Penelec

Report power outages to Penelec by calling 1-888-544-4877

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

If you don’t know how much energy you use each month or are moving to a larger or smaller property, choosing the right plan might seem overwhelming. Fortunately, help is here. You can learn more about how to pick a plan from SaveOnEnergy by browsing our online resources. Or, pick up the phone and call an expert using the phone number listed in the top right corner.

Erie electric rates in my area

Searching Erie electricity providers in your neighborhood is important, because the lowest rates advertised by the company may not be available on your street — or even in Erie. What your mom pays in Pittsburgh and your cousin pays in Youngstown could be different than what you’re offered for the exact same plan. This is usually related to varying utility transmission charges.

The good news is that you don’t have to do a web search for “Erie electricity rates in my area” and sort through the results one at a time. Find great electricity rates in Erie by entering your ZIP code and scrolling through available plans all in one place. You’ll find the price per kWh clearly listed, as well as the terms of the plan (such as 12-month fixed). Click Sign Up to choose a plan and get an activation date.

Energy providers and utility companies in Erie

Thanks to PA Power Switch, Pennsylvania residents and business owners are able to shop and compare energy supply rates. This gives you the power to find a supply plan that best suits your household budget. However, while you are now able to choose your energy suppliers, the infrastructure remains the responsibility of your local utility or provider.

To report outages or other infrastructures issues (like a downed power line) related to your energy in Erie, use the following contact information:

  • Report power outages to Penelec by calling 1-888-544-4877.
  • Report gas leaks to National Fuel Gas by calling 1-800-444-3130.

Energy providers in Erie include:

Updated: 12/21/2021

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