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Discover Penelec and Your Power to Choose

Penelec, headquartered in Erie, is one of 10 regulated electric utility companies owned by FirstEnergy – a major electric company that provides power for more than 6 million residents in the Northeast. Penelec’s main responsibility? To distribute power generated from various resources including coal, nuclear, gas and oil. FirstEnergy’s combined power plants contribute to roughly 17,000 megawatts of capacity in its service area.

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Western and northern Pennsylvania residents: The power to choose your energy supplier lies in your hands. Twenty years ago, the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act went into effect, giving energy consumers in the state the power to choose an electricity supplier when they need power for their home or business.

Thanks to this act, consumers are no longer required to get energy from their utility, as is the case in many states, but have the opportunity to shop around and compare rates before making a decision. However, Penelec serves Western and northern Pennsylvania as both an electricity supplier and distributor. Choosing Penelec electric for your home or business will give you peace of mind, since your home will be powered through a utility and supplier that has been trusted in Pennsylvania for two decades.

Although Penelec electric supply rates can vary based on time of year and state of the market, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) regulates each utility’s supply rates to ensure that customers are not overcharged. If you’re interested in hearing supply rates that are alternative to Penelec’s rates, contact® today – we’ll help you compare suppliers to help you find one that best meets your budget and lifestyle. Whether you decide to go with Penelec or another supplier, you can have confidence knowing you made an informed decision.

Important information to know during a Penelec electric outage:

  • Area served: Western and northern Pennsylvania
  • Power outage number: 1-888-544-4877
  • News and safety: Read here
  • Community involvement: Read here

Updated 10-9-19

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