|No matter who you
choose to buy energy from, your local utility will continue to deliver
your electricity and/or gas and respond to service interruptions and
outages. You will still pay your utility for these services. Depending on
your area, you can choose to receive a single bill from your utility
listing your utility delivery charges and competitive supply charges, or
separate bills from the utility and alternate energy provider. The
information on this page was last updated on June 20, 2011. Please be
sure to get accurate and up-to-date information before making any
Pennsylvania's Public Utility Commission explains electrical choice and lists alternative suppliers at...
The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate prepares and publishes a number of "Shopping Guides" for residential electricity consumers. This free information is very valuable. We strongly recommend that you click on the link below and review the information before making any decision.
There are a number of choices for residential consumers in the state of Pennsylvania. Please follow the links below to compare rates and switch plans. Contact us directly at 303-322-1234 if you have any questions.
Power (West Penn Power)
FirstEnergy Solutions - 6.7¢ (Fixed)
Palmco Power PA - 6.49¢ (Variable)
Planet Energy - 6.9¢ (Variable)
Electric Co. (PenElec) - 6.99¢
Starion - 7.99¢
North American Power 8.49¢ (Teaser rate - read the fine print)
Starion - 8.99¢
If you would like to inquire about our business opportunities in Pennsylvania, please contact us directly at 303-322-1234 or visit our Opportunity page.
Customers can choose to receive their electricity supply from their utility, or an alternate energy provider. With the move to competition, the utilities have separated service into two parts:
Customers who do not choose an
alternate electric provider receive default service from the
utility. In some parts of the state, utilities buy default service
power through competitive auctions, including at Duquesne Light,
Penn Power, UGI Utilities, Pike County Light and Power, Wellsboro
Electric, and Citizens Electric. Rate caps have expired in these
Gas of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Natural Gas Utilities:
PECO, Columbia Gas, Dominion Peoples
Gas, Equitable Gas, National Fuel Gas, Philadelphia Gas Works, UGI
Central Penn Gas (PPL Gas), UGI Penn Natural Gas, UGI Utilities-Gas
Division and TW Phillips Gas and Oil Co. currently offer gas choice.
Customers choosing an alternate gas supplier will still have their gas
supply delivered by the local utility, but customers will be buying
their gas supply from a new company.
If customers do not shop for an alternate gas supplier, they receive default supply service, or sales service, from their utility. Under default supply service, customers pay a supply charge composed of a "Commodity Charge" and a supply tracker called a "Gas Cost Rate" or "Gas Cost Adjustment Charge" to compensate the utility for arranging for their supply. Combined, these charges equal a "price to compare," which can be used as a benchmark to compare utility supply service and supply service from an alternate natural gas supplier.
The various components of the utility
supply charge can change throughout the year, meaning customers do not
have price protection and can be exposed to volatile swings in monthly
prices. Customers can avoid wild swings in the gas supply charge by
contracting with an alternative gas supplier.