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Learn About Suppliers and Electric Companies in Pittsburgh

Residents may appreciate the Duquesne Incline and Point State Park of the "Steel City," but they may also enjoy their power to choose Pittsburgh electricity suppliers. Across Pennsylvania, energy supply can be separated from the energy utility, which gives consumers the opportunity to shop around for energy supply.

To find out more about your energy supply options, contact SaveOnEnergy.com®.

Alternative Pittsburgh electricity suppliers

Pennsylvania residents have the power to choose their electric supplier, but options depend on where you live. Pittsburgh electricity is broken up into service areas by the electric companies. In Pittsburgh, there are two electric utility companies. If you live in the West Penn Power or Duquesne Light Company Pittsburgh electricity service areas, you can shop for an alternative electricity supplier. There are other areas where residents also have the power to choose their Pennsylvania electricity. Consumers in the PECO or PPL service areas, for example, can also shop for alternative suppliers.

Options for Pittsburgh natural gas

Columbia Gas serves approximately 421,000 customers throughout Pennsylvania, many of whom live in Pittsburgh. Natural gas customers of Columbia Gas have the option to use an alternative supply company since Pennsylvania restructured its energy industry in the late 1990s. Supply rates and plans from alternative Pittsburgh natural gas suppliers may be different from the utility.

Pittsburgh electricity rates

Supply rates from the electric companies in Pittsburgh are regulated. Each energy supply plan – whether from your electric company or an independent supplier – provides a different value for consumers. Comparing each supplier and plan can help customers find the best plan for them. You may find some supply companies offer two types of energy supply plans: fixed-rate and variable-rate. Fixed-rate supply plans provide a secured rate per energy unit for the entire contract. Variable-rate supply plans can change during your contract unit based on the market price.

When comparing Pittsburgh electricity rates and supply plans, be sure to consider the length of your contract, as some supply companies offer month-to-month contracts. These can provide flexibility for consumers who may not be planning to stay in Pittsburgh for a long time and don’t want a long-term commitment. Consumers who are settled in Pittsburgh may be looking for a longer contract.

Choose your new Pittsburgh energy plan

According to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, more than 2.5 million Pennsylvania residents have chosen an alternative energy supply plan.

Find Pittsburgh electricity and natural gas supply options in your area by contacting SaveOnEnergy.com.

Updated: 3-22-17.

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