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With close to 300,000 residents, Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia) and the 67th largest in the country. When Pennsylvania deregulated the energy industry in 1996, the city’s residents were free to find the best electricity rates in Pittsburgh and choose their own electric supplier.

Pittsburgh residents don’t have to make this decision on their own. Save On Energy offers a free online marketplace with a comparison tool that will let you look at Pittsburgh electricity providers. You can compare Pittsburgh electricity rates and find the plan that fits your needs.

Pittsburgh Electricity Rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
YEP Energy - 24 Month Fixed Rate Plan 24 months $0.151 / kWh
YEP Energy - 24 Month Fixed Plant-A-Tree Plan 24 months $0.153 / kWh
YEP Energy - 24 Month Fixed 100% Renewable Plan 24 months $0.160 / 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 8/14/2022, 9:30:36 AM CDT for ZIP Code 15203. Rates may have changed since this date/time. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Shop electricity rates in Pittsburgh with SaveOnEnergy.com

Save On Energy is a one-stop site when you’re shopping for the “best electric company near me.” We can help you find cheap electricity in Pittsburgh. Just follow three simple steps.

  • Enter your zip code to find the best Pittsburgh electricity rates for your exact location. The results will give you a number of plans with different rates and contract lengths.
  • Review all the plans and choose the one that works best for you. You can sign up right from our website or by calling the number provided.
  • Your new provider will complete the setup process. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your new plan.

Green energy in Pittsburgh

In 2019, Pennsylvania generated about 4% of its electricity from renewable energy sources, ranking 41st in the country. Hydropower, or energy generated from water, was the largest renewable source, providing about 40 percent of the state’s renewable energy portfolio.

Most Pittsburgh electricity providers typically include a percentage of renewable energy in their plans. The amount varies, but you can find this information on the plan’s Electricity Facts Label (EFL). Additionally, many providers offer plans with 100% renewable energy.

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 Pittsburgh?

The electricity market for businesses is also deregulated, allowing commercial businesses to take advantage of the best electricity rates in Pittsburgh. Complete the information on this form and Save On Energy will customize a plan for your business.

Power outage? Contact Duquesne Light Company

In Pittsburgh, if your electricity goes out, you’ll need to contact Duquesne Light Company to repair and restore the outage.

  • Power outage center: 412-393-7000
  • Customer service — residential: 412-393-7100
  • Customer service — business: 412-393-7300
  • Contact online

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

In addition to our online marketplace, Save On Energy has a wealth of information you can review to help you select the best electric company near me.

A few of our online resources include:

Energy providers and utility companies in Pittsburgh

It takes both an electric utility company and retail electric supplier to buy electricity. The utility company maintains the power lines, transmits electricity to your home, and restores power outages. The utility serving Pittsburgh is Duquesne Light Company. See the above section on power outages for ways to connect with Duquesne.

The retail electric supplier is the company you’re purchasing your electricity from. These are the companies you’re comparing to find cheap electricity in Pittsburgh. Among the companies supplying electricity to Pittsburgh are:

 

Updated 11-6-2020

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