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Learn About PECO, an Exelon Company

PECO in Philadelphia has a history of more than 100 years and is one of the oldest and largest utility companies in the United States. Formerly known as the Philadelphia Electric Company, in 1914 PECO changed its name to PECO Energy Company and later became PECO. PECO, Philadelphia-based, is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, the nation's largest competitive energy provider. In Pennsylvania, PECO is the largest utility and serves approximately 1.6 million electric customers and more than 500,000 natural gas customers. The PECO energy service area includes 2,100 square miles and the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York.

Exercise your PA power switch

Pennsylvania is a deregulated state, which means consumers have the opportunity to partake in the PA power switch program. The PA power switch program went into full effect in January 2011 and allowed for true competition within the Pennsylvania energy market. Now consumers have the power to switch from their designated electric company to an electric generation supplier.

PECO energy rates for supply

Thanks to deregulation legislation, PECO energy rates for supply are not your only option. Like all electric companies, PECO energy rates for natural gas or electricity supply are regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. However, that does not mean PECO energy rates for that supply are lower than electric generation suppliers. If PECO energy supply prices don't match your energy wants or needs, you can explore your options and get your electricity and natural gas supply from an electric generation supplier and natural gas supplier. If you choose a supplier instead of PECO energy, you will still remain connected with PECO. PECO will remain your utility and deliver electricity and natural gas to your home in the same reliable fashion as if it was still supplying your home with these commodities.

Compare PECO gas rates for supply

Suppliers typically offer a variety of plans with different contract lengths and supply rates. The diverse array of options allows consumers to find a supply plan and rate that work for both their household energy needs and budget. By comparing PECO gas rates and electricity rates for supply to suppliers' rates, you can find the lowest rates available.

PECO Smart Energy Choice

In support of PA electric choice, PECO has developed PECO Smart Energy Choice. The PECO Smart Energy Choice program provides a discounted rate to customers who choose to purchase the electricity they use from a participating electric generation supplier.

PECO information

  • Area served:Southeast Pennsylvania
  • Emergency contact information: 1-800-841-4141

Updated: 7-17-15