Electricity in Pennsylvania

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in Pennsylvania

  • Population
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    13,002,700
  • Total Production
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    241,648,360 MWh / 18.58 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    144,102,068 MWh / 11.08 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    7,542,127 MWh / 0.58 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    48,491,289,942 kg / 3,729.32 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    234,110,612 MWh / 18 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in March.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.147/kWh$0.126/kWh$159.64/mo.$89.00/mo.
38th14.15¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Pennsylvania
27th$121.25Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pennsylvania Residents

Energy Profile of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Electricity Prices and Usage

Customers in Pennsylvania are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than many people in the United States, with an average state electric rate of 14.15 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 13.99 cents. Pennsylvania ranks as the 38th lowest priced state in the US by average electricity rate. The state features a deregulated electricity market, where citizens are able to choose from multiple electricity companies out of the over 60 providers that operate in the state. The state's electrical grid is faced with an average of 0.64 power outages per consumer each year. These outages last on average of 78.98 minutes. In comparison, the national average is 1.21 outages per consumer and 122.99 minutes an outage. On average, residents of Pennsylvania account for 3,729.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electric use per citizen of the state, while the national average emissions per capita is 4,511.01. The state is ranked 3rd highest in the nation in total electricity produced within its borders, with 241,648,359.95 megawatt hours produced. In the state of Pennsylvania, the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation has dropped by 4.26% over the last year, a worrisome trend.

Electricity plans in Pennsylvania

There are 20639 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Pennsylvania Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All Pennsylvania Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 12.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.50¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.09¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 17.09¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 15.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Residential Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PECO Energy CompanyBUNDLED12.8898.8210,506,1241,353,583,744
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED14.04129.629,207,0751,293,002,015
West Penn PowerBUNDLED10.55101.485,876,642619,972,737
Metropolitan Edison CompanyBUNDLED13.10124.954,513,335591,234,492
Pennsylvania Electric CompanyBUNDLED14.73107.973,485,549513,404,100
Duquesne Light CompanyBUNDLED16.67107.73,210,746535,157,650
Reliant EnergyENERGY10.1089.641,888,166190,650,000
Penn PowerBUNDLED13.50128.251,363,440184,065,421
UGI UtilitiesBUNDLED12.49109.52580,17872,478,530
Ambit EnergyENERGY7.4171.6451,21433,436,000

Power Plants in Pennsylvania

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
York County Nuclear 22,268,244
Luzerne County Nuclear 19,943,546
Montgomery County Nuclear 19,309,046
Shippingport Nuclear 14,381,396
Lackawanna Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
Jessup Natural Gas 10,555,3223,628,141,349.28343.73
CPV Fairview Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Vinco CDP Natural Gas 7,899,2012,706,833,296.44342.67
York Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
York County Natural Gas 7,648,9842,950,135,855385.69
Hummel Station LLCPanda Power Funds (100.00%)
Shamokin Dam Natural Gas 7,540,5372,715,763,825.04360.16
Bucks County Natural Gas 7,460,4962,835,111,417.74380.02
KeystoneKeystone Power Pass-Through Holders LLC (16.67%)ArcLight Capital (55.62%)PSEG (11.67%)Talen Energy (12.34%)Keystone Power LLC (3.70%)
Armstrong County Coal 7,415,6897,410,854,221.25999.35Yes

Quick Facts

Nuclear power accounts for 75,902,232 megawatt hours a year in Pennsylvania, which is 5.84 megawatt hours per person.

Pennsylvania is the 32nd highest producing state of solar power.

Carbon dioxide pollution on account of electricity consumption rose by 7,360,531,847.53 kilograms (9.95%) year over year in Pennsylvania over the course of the previous year.

Pennsylvania is home to over 13,002,700 residents and produces 272,101.98 megawatt hours of electricity from solar sources, or 0.02 megawatt hour per capita. This ranks Pennsylvania 44th highest in the United States for solar megawatt hours produced per person.

2.25 megawatt hours of electricity per person are produced using coal. This is 25th highest in the country.

Pennsylvania ranks 10th in the country in megawatt hours produced from coal usage.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County103,85214114.40$139.25/mo
Allegheny County1,250,57817216.45$133.54/mo
Armstrong County65,55815213.64$127.33/mo
Beaver County168,21514216.89$136.46/mo
Bedford County47,5771515.27$133.37/mo
Berks County428,84914315.03$138.35/mo
Blair County122,82213216.45$136.53/mo
Bradford County59,96713116.63$133.51/mo
Bucks County646,53817215.38$132.91/mo
Butler County193,7631213.89$127.04/mo
Cambria County133,47217216.39$136.17/mo
Cameron County4,5471013.66$125.17/mo
Carbon County64,74913114.65$137.06/mo
Centre County158,17213214.57$130.86/mo
Chester County534,4131515.53$130.95/mo
Clarion County37,2411415.45$129.34/mo
Clearfield County80,56212117.20$132.92/mo
Clinton County37,4501414.30$131.67/mo
Columbia County64,7271214.66$137.19/mo
Crawford County83,9381316.23$136.42/mo
Cumberland County259,46915115.10$138.94/mo
Dauphin County286,40115114.72$137.29/mo
Delaware County576,83012315.63$130.96/mo
Elk County30,9901414.20$127.85/mo
Erie County270,8761316.70$137.78/mo
Fayette County128,80410213.35$125.89/mo
Forest County6,9731417.14$129.28/mo
Franklin County155,93216214.48$132.53/mo
Fulton County14,5561213.35$126.56/mo
Greene County35,9549113.45$127.49/mo
Huntingdon County44,09213116.28$135.86/mo
Indiana County83,24613416.21$135.33/mo
Jefferson County44,4921317.17$132.69/mo
Juniata County23,5091415.29$136.55/mo
Lackawanna County215,89614214.66$136.90/mo
Lancaster County552,98414414.67$137.21/mo
Lawrence County86,07011115.04$139.64/mo
Lebanon County143,25713115.04$138.49/mo
Lehigh County374,5571314.74$137.43/mo
Luzerne County325,59414313.42$120.68/mo
Lycoming County114,18817215.29$131.05/mo
McKean County40,4321416.05$135.92/mo
Mercer County110,6529115.04$139.77/mo
Mifflin County46,1431216.83$138.38/mo
Monroe County168,3271314.76$137.48/mo
Montgomery County856,55317215.50$131.12/mo
Montour County18,13611114.66$137.19/mo
Northampton County312,95113514.93$137.99/mo
Northumberland County91,6471214.66$137.17/mo
Perry County45,8421515.04$137.85/mo
Philadelphia County1,603,79712215.63$130.98/mo
Pike County58,5351415.08$137.44/mo
Potter County16,39613115.37$124.20/mo
Schuylkill County143,04915114.67$137.14/mo
Snyder County39,73611114.66$137.19/mo
Somerset County74,12916415.77$130.34/mo
Sullivan County5,8401317.24$135.46/mo
Susquehanna County38,4341416.44$135.86/mo
Tioga County41,0451316.68$126.14/mo
Union County42,68113114.26$137.64/mo
Venango County50,4541416.78$135.50/mo
Warren County38,58713117.21$128.97/mo
Washington County209,349913.45$127.49/mo
Wayne County51,15513115.35$138.09/mo
Westmoreland County354,66314114.08$129.28/mo
Wyoming County26,0691615.61$130.64/mo
York County456,43818514.73$138.90/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Pennsylvania, Natural Gas makes up 52.70% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuel sources in the state, with 31.41% and 12.12% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively. The state is the 9th worst ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 48,491,289,942.1 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 3,729.32 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 34th highest state in the US for CO2 pollution released per capita. Pennsylvania has the 6th highest amount of electricity generation plants of any state in the United States, with 75 plants. This translates to the 40th most plants per person in the United States.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
52.70%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
31.41%
COAL
Coal
Coal
12.12%
WIND
Wind
1.46%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.78%
OTHER
Other
1.53%

Pennsylvania Net Metering

Pennsylvania has 34 out of 64 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Pennsylvania has above average regulations for consumers interested in investing in solar.

Energy Loss

There are 17 electricity providers in Pennsylvania that reported energy loss. Together, these 17 providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.72% of electricity generated. The countrywide average is 2.76%, resulting in Pennsylvania receiving a rank of 33rd best in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

State governments can help encourage private citizens to consider installing solar panels by promoting tax incentives and rebates to their populace. Pennsylvania currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. The state has no all encompassing rebate program, but local rebates are available to many citizens who wish to install solar. Pennsylvania offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who purchase solar, making it less attractive for consumers to do so. The state does not offer a sales tax exemption for the purchase of private solar, leaving citizens left empty handed for this one.

State Level Initiatives

Consumers who are shopping for electricity plans that use renewable sources will have much better luck if there are state level initiatives that encourage green energy usage. Many states require renewable fuels to make up a percentage of the fuel used for electricity generation by electricity companies in the state. These requirements are referred to as Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). While further improvements could be made, Pennsylvania makes it necessary for 1-15% of electricity generation to come from renewable fuel sources. In addition, the state does not have any sort of low income solar programs that assist with the installation of solar panels at low income households.

Learn about going solar in Pennsylvania, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in Pennsylvania

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in Pennsylvania

How many power plants are in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is home to 75 electricity plants producing electricity for the state.

Where does Pennsylvania get its electricity?

Pennsylvania's electricity is generated using primarily Natural Gas, which makes up 52.70% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Nuclear makes up 31.41% and Coal makes up 12.12%.

What is a good electricity rate in Pennsylvania?

The average rate of electricity in Pennsylvania in 2022 is 14.15 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What electricity company is the largest provider in Pennsylvania?

By total megawatt hours sold, PECO Energy Company is the largest electricity provider in Pennsylvania.

Does Pennsylvania have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that consumers in the state can choose from multiple electricity companies to supply their electricity.

What is the average electric bill in Pennsylvania?

The average electricity bill in Pennsylvania in 2022 is $121 while the national average is $124.

How many electric companies offer service in Pennsylvania?

There are 64 electricity companies offering service in Pennsylvania.

What electricity companies offer service in Pennsylvania?

What is the cheapest electricity company in Pennsylvania?

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-30