Electricity Rates in Pennsylvania

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Pennsylvania

  • Population
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    13,002,700
  • Total Production
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    239,377,714 MWh / 18.41 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    144,739,789 MWh / 11.13 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    7,754,925 MWh / 0.6 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    46,912,860,589 kg / 3,607.93 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    231,633,689 MWh / 17.81 MWh per capita
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Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Pennsylvania

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.166/kWh$0.126/kWh$166.20/mo.$89.00/mo.
38th14.79¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Pennsylvania
27th$126.46Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pennsylvania Residents

Pennsylvania Electricity Fuel Mix

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 14.79 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 14.46 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 120 providers that operate in the state. Constellation Energy is the largest electricity provider in the state based on megawatt hours sold. Customers in Pennsylvania experience 0.64 power outages a year with outages lasting an average of 78.98 minutes. The state is the 5th largest electricity consuming state with consumption totaling over 144,700,000 megawatt hours. Roughly 3.24% of the states' electricity is generated from renewable fuel sources, ranking them as the 48th highest state in terms of percentage of electricity produced from renewable fuel types.

Pennsylvania Electricity Plans

There are 6008 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 10.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 10.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All Pennsylvania Plans

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 10.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 10.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

36 Month Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 9.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 17.09¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 13.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 15.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 14.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Fixed All-In

Residential

  • Rate 16.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

24 Month Green Home Power Plan

Residential

  • Rate 11.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Dec 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PECO Energy CompanyBUNDLED13.40102.4910,604,2111,420,676,525
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED14.92137.519,314,9691,389,831,085
West Penn PowerBUNDLED11.15107.065,944,121662,569,961
Metropolitan Edison CompanyBUNDLED13.51128.014,559,654616,094,877
Pennsylvania Electric CompanyBUNDLED15.22111.63,529,158537,088,641
Duquesne Light CompanyBUNDLED17.51113.263,249,905569,196,930
Penn PowerBUNDLED14.02131.991,367,850191,756,091
Constellation EnergyENERGY6.9382.25879,94561,003,700
IGS EnergyENERGY8.6884.95808,96970,218,000
Stream EnergyENERGY8.6983.99772,17967,100,400

Commercial Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Constellation EnergyENERGY5.31877.9217,795,905945,318,700
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY5.301,621.969,031,856478,373,800
WGL EnergyENERGY5.161,024.024,305,561221,988,000
PECO Energy CompanyBUNDLED10.89235.12,587,950281,699,172
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED13.26277.32,482,322329,207,573
Hudson EnergyENERGY5.98676.661,183,16270,724,000
West Penn PowerBUNDLED10.78157.111,145,735123,539,472
Duquesne Light CompanyBUNDLED13.63328.861,135,670154,773,260
Pennsylvania Electric CompanyBUNDLED13.13191.3910,177119,541,719
IGS EnergyENERGY5.46675.7878,55447,929,000

Power Plants in Pennsylvania

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
York County Nuclear 22,168,511
Luzerne County Nuclear 19,874,896
Montgomery County Nuclear 19,197,903
Beaver ValleyEnergy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC (100.00%)
Shippingport Nuclear 14,759,994
Lackawanna Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
Jessup Natural Gas 9,787,0533,446,285,203.2352.13
CPV Fairview Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Vinco CDP Natural Gas 8,217,7112,825,347,210.42343.81
Bucks County Natural Gas 7,532,3222,884,686,224.7382.97
Hummel Station LLCPanda Power Funds (100.00%)
Shamokin Dam Natural Gas 7,421,0682,675,111,004.02360.48
York Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
York County Natural Gas 7,029,577.012,713,831,374.67386.06
Tenaska Westmoreland Generating StationTenaska (100.00%)
Westmoreland County Natural Gas 6,791,0232,338,879,759.3344.41

Quick Facts

Pennsylvania generates 17.81 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 9th highest state in the country for non-renewable production per capita.

During the course of the previous year, the state of Pennsylvania has seen a -3,671,896,891.85 kilogram (4.52%) decrease in CO2 emissions on account of electricity consumption.

Roughly 24,306,792.89 megawatt hours of electricity in Pennsylvania are produced each year using natural gas. This is 1.87 megawatt hours per consumer in the state each year.

With 10.15% of Pennsylvania 's total electricity coming from the use of coal, the state ranks 12th in the US in total megawatt hours produced from coal.

Pennsylvania is 27th highest in the country for electricity production from wind per capita, averaging 0.29 megawatt hours per person produced from wind.

Pennsylvania is the 36th worst polluting state when considering emissions per capita. The state emits 3,607.93 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County103,85279415.65$138.01/mo
Allegheny County1,250,57884717.32$136.36/mo
Armstrong County65,55880714.87$128.76/mo
Beaver County168,21580417.60$138.09/mo
Bedford County47,5778016.98$137.37/mo
Berks County428,84982615.80$138.51/mo
Blair County122,82277418.21$142.13/mo
Bradford County59,96777718.22$141.60/mo
Bucks County646,53884616.29$136.67/mo
Butler County193,7637814.90$129.05/mo
Cambria County133,47281618.20$142.07/mo
Cameron County4,5477514.78$128.08/mo
Carbon County64,74980215.08$135.66/mo
Centre County158,17278315.79$132.47/mo
Chester County534,41382416.58$136.49/mo
Clarion County37,24179116.64$135.28/mo
Clearfield County80,56276118.32$141.55/mo
Clinton County37,4508214.96$132.57/mo
Columbia County64,7277915.08$135.68/mo
Crawford County83,9387717.89$141.17/mo
Cumberland County259,46983516.08$138.46/mo
Dauphin County286,40183415.22$136.20/mo
Delaware County576,83078616.69$136.60/mo
Elk County30,9907915.29$130.22/mo
Erie County270,87677118.25$142.34/mo
Fayette County128,80475414.74$128.16/mo
Forest County6,9737818.30$140.95/mo
Franklin County155,93281415.89$133.20/mo
Fulton County14,5567714.72$128.24/mo
Greene County35,95474114.76$128.40/mo
Huntingdon County44,09277218.17$141.99/mo
Indiana County83,24677418.15$141.90/mo
Jefferson County44,4927718.31$141.50/mo
Juniata County23,5098216.13$137.79/mo
Lackawanna County215,89681215.08$135.64/mo
Lancaster County552,984821015.10$135.74/mo
Lawrence County86,07071215.65$134.39/mo
Lebanon County143,25781215.81$138.54/mo
Lehigh County374,55781115.24$136.30/mo
Luzerne County325,59481913.98$119.49/mo
Lycoming County114,18885515.83$134.74/mo
McKean County40,4327917.23$138.20/mo
Mercer County110,65269115.65$134.40/mo
Mifflin County46,1437618.29$142.47/mo
Monroe County168,32781215.30$136.53/mo
Montgomery County856,55384816.56$136.64/mo
Montour County18,13678115.08$135.68/mo
Northampton County312,95181715.64$137.86/mo
Northumberland County91,64779115.08$135.67/mo
Perry County45,8428315.57$136.75/mo
Philadelphia County1,603,79778716.69$136.60/mo
Pike County58,53582115.62$136.33/mo
Potter County16,39678116.29$133.05/mo
Schuylkill County143,04983615.11$135.78/mo
Snyder County39,73678315.08$135.68/mo
Somerset County74,129811217.91$140.40/mo
Sullivan County5,8407718.32$141.92/mo
Susquehanna County38,43482118.00$141.57/mo
Tioga County41,04577118.19$140.05/mo
Union County42,68180114.72$136.34/mo
Venango County50,45478118.26$141.97/mo
Warren County38,58777218.32$140.96/mo
Washington County209,34974114.76$128.40/mo
Wayne County51,15581115.95$137.56/mo
Westmoreland County354,66379215.40$130.93/mo
Wyoming County26,06983217.00$135.13/mo
York County456,43885715.83$138.61/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Pennsylvania, Natural Gas makes up 54.25% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuel sources in the state, with 31.75% and 10.15% of total electricity generation being generated from each, respectively. The state is the 10th worst ranked state when it comes to total CO2 pollution, with the state consuming enough electricity to account for 46,912,860,588.68 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 3,607.93 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 36th highest state in the US for CO2 pollution released per capita. Pennsylvania has the 15th highest amount of electricity generation plants of any state in the United States, with 191 plants. This translates to the 43rd most plants per person in the United States.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
54.25%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
31.75%
COAL
Coal
Coal
10.15%
WIND
Wind
1.57%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.84%
OTHER
Other
1.44%

Pennsylvania Net Metering

Pennsylvania has 34 out of 116 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 21 electricity providers in Pennsylvania that reported energy loss. Together, these 21 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 Electricity in Pennsylvania

How many power plants are in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania is home to 191 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 54.25% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Nuclear makes up 31.75% and Coal makes up 10.15%.

What is a good electricity rate in Pennsylvania?

The average rate of electricity in Pennsylvania in 2022 is 14.79 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 $126 while the national average is $130.

How many electric companies offer service in Pennsylvania?

There are 116 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: 2022-10-20