Electricity In Pennsylvania
- Total Consumption142,930,972 MWh / 11.16 MWh per capita
- CO2 Emissions from Consumption49,062,554,867 kg
- Total Production240,917,255 MWh / 18.82 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.
Historical Electric Rates:
Energy Profile of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's Electricity Prices and Usage
Consumers in Pennsylvania are faced with a higher residential electricity rate than many people in the nation, with an average state electric rate of 13.63 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the US average price of 13.62 cents. This ranks Pennsylvania as the 38th lowest priced state in the country by average electricity rate. With 62 electricity companies in the state, customers have many choices to choose from thanks to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. Previously, roughly 3,510,496.69 megawatt hours were generated in the state from wind a year. However, now that total is 3,679,881.48 megawatt hours, a 4.83% increase. There are over 49,062,554,866.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions emitted from electricity consumption in the state, which is enough to make Pennsylvania the 9th highest CO2 emitting state in the United States based on total kilograms emitted. Customers in Pennsylvania experience 0.64 power outages per year with outages lasting an average of 78.98 minutes. Residents in the state consume 11.16 megawatt hours of electricity each, which is the 34th highest amount of electricity use per capita in the nation.
Residential Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania
|Provider||Service Type||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)|
|PECO Energy Company||BUNDLED||12.54||96.86||10,414,647||1,305,629,302|
|PPL Electric Utilities||BUNDLED||13.32||120.92||8,844,883||1,178,016,128|
|West Penn Power||BUNDLED||10.28||98||5,728,170||589,038,210|
|Metropolitan Edison Company||BUNDLED||12.51||118.49||4,400,004||550,317,214|
|Pennsylvania Electric Company||BUNDLED||14.36||103.74||3,387,365||486,566,190|
|Duquesne Light Company||BUNDLED||16.13||104.06||3,158,540||509,346,110|
|Adams Electric Cooperative Pennsylvania||BUNDLED||12.49||146.84||439,910||54,948,000|
Power Plants in Pennsylvania
|Plant||City/County||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
LimerickExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Beaver ValleyFirst Energy (100.00%)
Lackawanna Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
York Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
|York County||Natural Gas||7,627,184||2,939,407,457.55||385.39|
CPV Fairview Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
|Vinco CDP||Natural Gas||7,596,761||2,612,508,163.02||343.9|
Hummel Station LLCPanda Power Funds (100.00%)
|Shamokin Dam||Natural Gas||7,587,632||2,732,672,349.12||360.15|
Pennsylvania generates 96.81% of its electricity from non-renewable fuels, giving it a ranking of 3rd worst for total electricity generation from non-renewable fuel types.
Pennsylvania has seen a 1.62% decline over the course of the past 12 months in the usage of renewable fuels for electricity generation.
Pennsylvania consumes 59.33% of the generation put out by their power generating plants, so they either export or store the leftover electricity.
Ranking 20th in wind power generation in the US, Pennsylvania has a total yield of 3,679,881.48 megawatt hours from wind power.
Over the course of the last year, Pennsylvania has had a 99.38% increase in generation of electricity from solar power, up from 129,378.72 megawatt hours a year to 257,960.43 megawatt hours per year.
Pennsylvania generates 32,178,822.47 megawatt hours from coal a year. That is 2.51 megawatt hours per person in the state and makes Pennsylvania the 25th highest ranked state for electricity generation from coal per capita.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Residential Rate (¢)||Residential Avg. Electric Bill|
Coming in as the 9th worst ranked state in the nation, Pennsylvania emits 49,062,554,866.91 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. The state averages 3,832.42 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the state’s emission levels. They rank 34th highest in the nation for emissions per resident. Around 51.24% of the state of Pennsylvania’s electricity is generated using Natural Gas. Nuclear and Coal make up the next highest totals for a fuel type at 31.55% and 13.36%, respectively. Pennsylvania has the 12th highest amount of electricity producing plants of any state in the US, with 228 total plants. This equates to the 44th most power plants per resident in the nation.
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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, Nuclear and Coal, accounting for 51.24%, 31.55% and 13.36% respectively.
What power companies are in Pennsylvania?
|State Customers Rank||Provider||State Customers|
|1||PECO Energy Company||1,219,952|
|2||PPL Electric Utilities||908,664|
|3||West Penn Power||566,892|
|4||Duquesne Light Company||446,536|
|5||Pennsylvania Electric Company||441,732|
|6||Metropolitan Edison Company||426,294|
|9||Adams Electric Cooperative Pennsylvania||32,951|
|10||Central Electric Coop PA||25,416|
Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Pennsylvania?
The largest electricity supplier in Pennsylvania by megawatt hours sold is PECO Energy Company.
How many electric companies offer service in Pennsylvania?
There are 62 electricity companies serving consumers in Pennsylvania.
What is a good electricity rate in Pennsylvania?
The average electric rate in Pennsylvania is 13.63 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Mont Alto Electric Utility, at 9.83 cents per kilowatt hour.
What is the average electric bill in Pennsylvania?
The Pennsylvania average electricity bill is $117 so far in 2022, while the US average is $122.
Does Pennsylvania have a deregulated electricity market?
Pennsylvania has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity providers for their electricity needs.
What is the cheapest electricity company in Pennsylvania?
|Residential Rate Rank||Provider||Residential Rate (¢)||State Customers|
|1||Mont Alto Electric Utility||9.83||722|
|2||Borough of Chambersburg Utilities||9.95||12,259|
|4||Girard, Pennsylvania Electric Utility||10.27||1,549|
|5||West Penn Power||10.28||566,892|
|6||Duncannon, Pennsylvania Utility Company||10.34||1,012|
|7||Citizen's Electric Company||10.51||7,017|
|8||Berlin, Pennsylvania Electric Utility||10.51||1,152|
|10||Weatherly, Pennsylvania Electric Utility||11.60||1,192|
How many power plants are located within Pennsylvania?
There are 228 power plants in Pennsylvania