What Is PA Power Switch?
Throughout the U.S., several states have deregulated their electricity markets allowing residential and commercial customers the right to choose an electricity supplier outside of their utility company. The sole purpose of energy deregulation is to breed competition among energy companies and create lower prices for consumers. If you live in Pennsylvania, you have the option to switch your power away from your local utility company and choose a third-party, competitive retail electricity provider. In many cases, you can save money on your electric bill by securing a lower rate from a supplier.
PA Power Switch is the official electricity shopping site of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and provides consumers with a quick and easy way to compare energy supplier offers. On PA Power Switch, consumers can sort supplier pricing by rate, term, renewable aspects, and much more. Consumers can even sign-up directly for an offer by clicking on a link to enroll. PAPowerSwitch.com also has a great Frequently Asked Questions section that can help consumers decide what to do.
How Is EnergyPricing.com Different Than PAPowerSwitch.com?
Just like PAPowerSwitch, we offer our customers a chance to browse multiple energy supplier offers, sort by product terms, and enroll directly with an energy supplier online. There are several reasons why a consumer might find more value at EnergyPricing.com when shopping for an energy rate:
- Unlike suppliers on PAPowerSwitch who simple offer a price on a website, we have dedicated energy advisors on standby ready to take your call. We can answer your questions and give you non-biased advice on choosing an energy rate.
- EnergyPricing.com is also committed to low, flat fees with all of our electricity offerings. This puts our interests in your corner since we are not biased towards one supplier offer.
How Does Energy Deregulation Work?
In states that are deregulated, like Pennsylvania, consumers have the option to shop for electricity supply outside of their local utility provider. Prior to deregulation, Pennsylvania utilities, like PECO, PPL, Duquesne Light, and Met-Ed, were required to provide electricity supply and delivery services to their customers. If you lived in a utility company’s service area, you had no choice but to pay the rate they were charging for electricity. With the onset of energy deregulation, electricity supply became a “shoppable” commodity. Local utility companies in Pennsylvania are still required to deliver electricity to your home or business; however, you can purchase the supply of that electricity from a competitive supplier. Here are a list of the deregulated electric utilities in Pennsylvania where customers can shop for electric supply:
If you have one of these electric utility companies sending you a bill, you have the option to purchase your electricity from an alternative provider. When you do this, your local utility company wills till continue billing you – the new supplier’s charges will simply appear on your bill. Interested in finding an alternative supplier that can save you money? Shop for electricity rates here.
How Does Switching To A Supplier Save Me Money?
Great question! Switching to a competitive electricity supplier does not guarantee you savings since there are many factors to consider such as your usage and the utility company’s price to compare. As an example, however, here is how you can estimate your savings when comparing a supplier’s rate to your local utility rate:
- Your estimated annual electricity usage: 10,000 kWh
- Your local utility company’s rate: $0.0750/kWh
- An alternative supplier offer: $0.0690/kWh fixed for 12 months
- Estimated savings: $60.00*
*Savings are based on actual kWh consumption and subject to vary. Utility comparison rates can also change throughout the year.