Penelec offers a variety of electricity plans and rates to help you manage your energy costs. You can choose a plan with a fixed price, allowing you to know your electricity expenses each month or a variable rate that fluctuates with market pricing. No matter what type of plan you choose, Penelec will continue to deliver and distribute your energy. Enter your zip code to compare energy providers and plans in your area.
Changing Your Electric Supplier
The state’s deregulated energy markets allow you to take control of your power bills by choosing a different electricity supplier. This means you could find a competitive generation rate to replace your utility’s default supply charge, or “Price to Compare” rate found on your bill. By choosing a different supplier, you can benefit from more competitive rates and plans while continuing to receive local delivery and service from Penelec.
You will still pay regulated distribution charges to penelec. These charges are labeled on your electricity bill and do not change when you switch suppliers. You will also continue to pay taxes and fees set by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The PTC rates are set by auction four times a year and include the cost to generate electricity, as well as the cost of transmitting it over high-voltage transmission lines to local electrical switch yards where it is then distributed to homes.
By participating in Energy Choice, you can save money over the Penelec PTC rate by finding a competitive generation rate with a supplier. You can even find renewable energy options to support sustainable energy sources.
Once you make a decision on a new supplier, it is a simple process to transfer your account over. You will receive one to two billing cycles to see your new rate take effect. You will notice a difference on your next utility bill with the new provider’s name appearing instead of Penelec’s.
There are many ways to save on your utility bills, including adjusting your usage habits and taking advantage of rebates for ENERGY STAR appliances. You can also participate in programs like appliance turn-ins and Earn Cash Back for a clean up of your yard. For more information on how to save money on your utilities, visit our page about Penelec Rates. If you have questions or concerns about your power bill, contact your supplier directly. You can also report outages or other issues to the company by using their online form. If you are not satisfied with the company’s response, you can file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. This will ensure your issue is investigated thoroughly and fairly. The commission can then recommend changes to the company or take further action if necessary. The PUC is an independent agency that regulates the business practices of Pennsylvania’s public utilities. You can learn more about the agency and its mission by visiting their website. You can also find additional resources and tools for managing your power bills on their site