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Electricity In Pennsylvania
- Total Consumption141,420,053 MWh / 11.05 MWh per capita
- CO2 Equivalent Emissions47,936,881,549 kg
- Total Production239,292,662 MWh / 18.69 MWh per capita
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.
Energy Profile of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in Pennsylvania enjoy a lower electricity rate than many people around the nation, with an average state electric rate of 13.30 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average rate of 13.33 cents. This ranks Pennsylvania as the 37th best priced state in the country by average electric rate. With 147 electricity companies in the state, customers have many choices to choose from thanks to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. Electricity providers within the state increased their generation of megawatt hours from wind power by 2.84%. Power generation facilities in the state produce 69.21% more electricity than the state uses, providing an opportunity for electricity storage or exportation. PECO Energy Company has 1,199,574 residential customers, more than all other providers in the state. Pennsylvania has had a 3.80% decline within the past 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity production.
Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|PECO Energy Company||12.54||97.15||10,267,513||1,287,935,785||4,461,295,630.89|
|PPL Electric Utilities||13.05||119.5||8,766,680||1,143,916,944||5,857,955,913.25|
|West Penn Power||10.08||96.74||5,675,558||572,248,722||2,520,991,927.41|
|Metropolitan Edison Company||11.97||113.61||4,332,352||518,420,020||1,761,055,018.57|
|Pennsylvania Electric Company||14.02||100.6||3,323,593||465,863,349||1,442,227,081.24|
|Duquesne Light Company||15.93||103.18||3,122,842||497,570,960||1,468,889,970.17|
Power Plants in Pennsylvania
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
Peach BottomExelon Corporation (50.00%)PSEG (50.00%)
TalenEnergy SusquehannaTalenEnergy Susquehanna LLC (90.00%)Allegheny Electric Cooperative (10.00%)
LimerickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Lackawanna Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
ConemaughUGI Development Co (3.16%)PSEG (11.93%)Montour LLC (19.06%)
KeystonePSEG (22.84%)Montour LLC (12.34%)
York Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
Fairless Energy CenterEdgewater Generation, LLC (100.00%)
CPV Fairview Energy CenterCPV Fairview, LLC (100.00%)
Pennsylvania generates 96.67% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 3rd worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
During the past year Pennsylvania has experienced a 4.97% reduction in coal usage, going from a previous total of 29,870,442.41 megawatt hours produced from coal to 28,386,068.26 megawatt hours.
Residents in Pennsylvania face an average of 0.61 outages lasting 69.44 minutes per year, compared to the national averages of 1.13 outages at 127.16 minutes each.
Nuclear plants in Pennsylvania combine to generate 32.00% of the electricity produced in the state, which is 76,564,638 megawatt hours per year.
The total population of Pennsylvania has gone down by 0.04% in the past year.
Pennsylvania's ability to generate 2,354,000.78 megawatts of electricity through the use of hydroelectric energy sources, has given rise to its ranking of 19th highest hydroelectric energy generator in the country.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Adams County||103,009||14 providers||5||11.89||$124.56/mo|
|Allegheny County||1,216,045||9 providers||8||15.96||$100.81/mo|
|Armstrong County||64,735||9 providers||6||13.03||$106.23/mo|
|Beaver County||163,929||15 providers||5||15.32||$106.57/mo|
|Bedford County||47,888||13 providers||12.30||$102.81/mo|
|Berks County||421,164||13 providers||7||13.65||$111.79/mo|
|Blair County||121,829||9 providers||3||12.61||$102.43/mo|
|Bradford County||60,323||9 providers||6||15.10||$107.34/mo|
|Bucks County||628,270||13 providers||8||14.47||$105.91/mo|
|Butler County||187,853||12 providers||14.71||$112.47/mo|
|Cambria County||130,192||12 providers||8||12.25||$92.77/mo|
|Cameron County||4,447||6 providers||14.41||$93.65/mo|
|Carbon County||64,182||9 providers||3||14.12||$101.59/mo|
|Centre County||162,385||9 providers||3||12.17||$101.75/mo|
|Chester County||524,989||13 providers||5||14.14||$102.81/mo|
|Clarion County||38,438||7 providers||1||13.80||$103.37/mo|
|Clearfield County||79,255||7 providers||14.00||$101.04/mo|
|Clinton County||38,632||7 providers||13.40||$107.06/mo|
|Columbia County||64,964||11 providers||15.38||$104.76/mo|
|Crawford County||84,629||19 providers||13.68||$106.77/mo|
|Cumberland County||253,370||13 providers||6||12.22||$117.08/mo|
|Dauphin County||278,299||12 providers||4||12.60||$105.13/mo|
|Delaware County||566,747||8 providers||6||14.33||$98.28/mo|
|Elk County||29,910||8 providers||1||13.08||$95.70/mo|
|Erie County||269,728||12 providers||1||13.57||$99.72/mo|
|Fayette County||129,274||10 providers||3||11.45||$94.95/mo|
|Forest County||7,247||8 providers||14.63||$96.45/mo|
|Franklin County||155,027||14 providers||9||11.13||$106.09/mo|
|Fulton County||14,530||12 providers||11.34||$104.77/mo|
|Greene County||36,233||6 providers||10.08||$96.74/mo|
|Huntingdon County||45,144||11 providers||2||12.53||$104.47/mo|
|Indiana County||84,073||10 providers||3||12.55||$101.99/mo|
|Jefferson County||43,425||7 providers||13.96||$102.82/mo|
|Juniata County||24,763||11 providers||12.83||$107.74/mo|
|Lackawanna County||209,674||9 providers||3||15.52||$102.45/mo|
|Lancaster County||545,724||12 providers||14||12.80||$118.34/mo|
|Lawrence County||85,512||16 providers||2||13.83||$106.46/mo|
|Lebanon County||141,793||8 providers||3||12.77||$110.60/mo|
|Lehigh County||369,318||14 providers||2||13.26||$114.38/mo|
|Luzerne County||317,417||14 providers||9||14.03||$103.62/mo|
|Lycoming County||113,299||12 providers||6||14.83||$109.25/mo|
|McKean County||40,625||15 providers||14.10||$88.23/mo|
|Mercer County||109,424||14 providers||1||13.84||$108.02/mo|
|Mifflin County||46,138||5 providers||13.17||$110.17/mo|
|Monroe County||170,271||10 providers||2||12.92||$110.13/mo|
|Montgomery County||830,915||9 providers||8||16.15||$102.41/mo|
|Montour County||18,230||9 providers||1||15.58||$107.45/mo|
|Northampton County||305,285||8 providers||10||12.89||$114.77/mo|
|Northumberland County||90,843||12 providers||1||15.34||$110.43/mo|
|Perry County||46,272||11 providers||12.20||$101.65/mo|
|Philadelphia County||1,584,064||9 providers||12||14.83||$99.43/mo|
|Pike County||55,809||13 providers||12.57||$106.35/mo|
|Potter County||16,526||17 providers||1||14.65||$98.93/mo|
|Schuylkill County||141,359||11 providers||10||14.83||$105.35/mo|
|Snyder County||40,372||9 providers||3||13.95||$112.19/mo|
|Somerset County||73,447||11 providers||13||11.89||$87.31/mo|
|Sullivan County||6,066||8 providers||14.88||$110.30/mo|
|Susquehanna County||40,328||11 providers||1||14.59||$105.81/mo|
|Tioga County||40,591||12 providers||2||15.67||$105.00/mo|
|Union County||44,923||7 providers||1||13.47||$117.88/mo|
|Venango County||50,668||11 providers||2||14.14||$105.90/mo|
|Warren County||39,191||14 providers||2||14.82||$92.34/mo|
|Washington County||206,865||10 providers||1||13.90||$98.04/mo|
|Wayne County||51,361||14 providers||2||14.57||$104.43/mo|
|Westmoreland County||348,899||15 providers||2||13.44||$97.92/mo|
|Wyoming County||26,794||9 providers||3||13.71||$106.16/mo|
|York County||449,058||13 providers||9||12.12||$127.95/mo|
Coming in at 9th worst in the country, Pennsylvania emits 47,936,881,549.24 kilograms of CO2 & CO2 equivalent gases from electricity production a year. This total also results in a ranking of 35th highest in the nation for pollution per citizen. About 52.17% of the state of Pennsylvania’s electricity is produced using Natural Gas. Nuclear and Coal have the second and third highest total usage, respectively, for electricity production. Nuclear is used to make 32.00% of electricity generation and Coal accounts for 11.86% of total generation in the state. Pennsylvania has 235 electricity producing plants, which is the 12th highest number of power plants in a state and the 41st highest amount of plants per resident in a state.
FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Pennsylvania
Where does Pennsylvania get its electricity?
The main fuels used for electricity generation in Pennsylvania are Natural Gas (52.17%), Nuclear (32.00%) and Coal (11.86%).
How much does electricity cost in Pennsylvania?
The average electricity rate paid by consumers in Pennsylvania in 2021 is 13.30 cents per kilowatt hour.