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Electricity In Pennsylvania

  • Population12,801,989
  • 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
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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 February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.146/kWh$0.123/kWh$158.88/mo.$81.99/mo.
37th13.30¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Pennsylvania
24th$114.14Average residential monthly electricity bill for Pennsylvania Residents

Energy Profile of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's Electricity Prices and Usage

Consumers in Pennsylvania enjoy a lower residential 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 60 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 any other supplier in the state . As the 35th worst polluting state based on emissions per capita from electricity use, Pennsylvania residents account for emissions of 3,744.49 kilograms of CO2 gases each.

Residential Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania

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PECO Energy Company12.5497.1510,267,5131,287,935,785No DataIcon representing missing value.4,461,295,630.89
PPL Electric Utilities13.05119.58,766,6801,143,916,944No DataIcon representing missing value.5,857,955,913.25
West Penn Power10.0896.745,675,558572,248,722No DataIcon representing missing value.2,520,991,927.41
Metropolitan Edison Company11.97113.614,332,352518,420,020No DataIcon representing missing value.1,761,055,018.57
Pennsylvania Electric Company14.02100.63,323,593465,863,349No DataIcon representing missing value.1,442,227,081.24
Duquesne Light Company15.93103.183,122,842497,570,960No DataIcon representing missing value.1,468,889,970.17
Penn Power12.55118.771,313,502164,785,674No DataIcon representing missing value.549,461,807.95
UGI Utilities11.1895.82566,49763,357,170No DataIcon representing missing value.255,105,331.01
Ambit Energy7.7862.74486,58237,864,900No DataIcon representing missing value.223,343,345.5
Adams Electric Cooperative Pennsylvania12.44147.93443,87755,233,000No DataIcon representing missing value.189,678,732.24

Power Plants in Pennsylvania

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York County Nuclear 21,656,007353,995,316.1616.35No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Luzerne County Nuclear 20,480,710283,414,566.7213.84No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Montgomery County Nuclear 19,174,551278,205,731.2414.51No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Shippingport Nuclear 15,253,370219,003,990.7314.36No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Lackawanna Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
Jessup Natural Gas 10,107,6263,508,921,312.82347.16No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ConemaughPSEG (11.93%)Conemaugh Power LLC (3.72%)ArcLight Capital (45.68%)Talen Energy (19.06%)Conemaugh Power Pass-Through Holders LLC (16.45%)UGI Corporation (3.16%)
Indiana County Coal 8,845,901.988,374,990,759.89946.77YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
KeystoneKeystone Power Pass-Through Holders LLC (16.67%)PSEG (11.67%)ArcLight Capital (55.62%)Talen Energy (12.34%)Keystone Power LLC (3.70%)
Armstrong County Coal 8,633,163.738,506,129,677.37985.29YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
York Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
York County Natural Gas 8,112,5773,104,746,556.23382.71YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Bucks County Natural Gas 7,378,3832,800,018,435.76379.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
CPV Fairview Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Vinco CDP Natural Gas 7,153,7422,461,692,170344.11No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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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.

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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.

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The total population of the state of Pennsylvania has declined by 0.04% in the past year.

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Pennsylvania is ranked 2nd in the US for total power generated by nuclear power.

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Pennsylvania generates 124,850,044.34 megawatt hours from natural gas, which is enough to rank them 3rd in the nation for natural gas generation.

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Pennsylvania had a 5.44% rise in CO2 emissions per capita throughout the past year.

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Adams County103,0096610.64$107.37/mo
Allegheny County1,216,0459714.30$90.44/mo
Armstrong County64,735879.61$84.51/mo
Beaver County163,9296511.36$86.53/mo
Bedford County47,8887No DataIcon representing missing value.10.70$89.91/mo
Berks County421,164579.93$88.46/mo
Blair County121,8295411.39$91.33/mo
Bradford County60,3236712.39$91.88/mo
Bucks County628,2709812.24$96.64/mo
Butler County187,8537No DataIcon representing missing value.12.55$104.36/mo
Cambria County130,19211511.47$87.12/mo
Cameron County4,4475No DataIcon representing missing value.10.09$82.88/mo
Carbon County64,1825212.05$90.89/mo
Centre County162,385639.65$80.79/mo
Chester County524,9897310.17$80.88/mo
Clarion County38,4387111.75$90.22/mo
Clearfield County79,2556112.79$88.68/mo
Clinton County38,6326No DataIcon representing missing value.10.57$88.43/mo
Columbia County64,9644No DataIcon representing missing value.12.70$91.05/mo
Crawford County84,6296No DataIcon representing missing value.11.66$94.95/mo
Cumberland County253,3707610.87$99.84/mo
Dauphin County278,2997411.37$92.11/mo
Delaware County566,7474610.16$79.94/mo
Elk County29,9107110.00$82.35/mo
Erie County269,7286111.66$91.15/mo
Fayette County129,274559.13$81.19/mo
Forest County7,2477No DataIcon representing missing value.12.71$83.52/mo
Franklin County155,027999.96$91.55/mo
Fulton County14,5307No DataIcon representing missing value.9.77$88.25/mo
Greene County36,2334No DataIcon representing missing value.8.93$79.74/mo
Huntingdon County45,1446211.48$93.29/mo
Indiana County84,0736411.28$91.81/mo
Jefferson County43,4256No DataIcon representing missing value.12.80$89.52/mo
Juniata County24,7636No DataIcon representing missing value.10.95$93.21/mo
Lackawanna County209,6746313.78$92.57/mo
Lancaster County545,72461211.28$101.30/mo
Lawrence County85,5125211.54$92.73/mo
Lebanon County141,793529.92$88.43/mo
Lehigh County369,3185210.31$90.60/mo
Luzerne County317,41761010.71$92.97/mo
Lycoming County113,2999512.02$91.16/mo
McKean County40,6257No DataIcon representing missing value.11.59$78.71/mo
Mercer County109,4245111.66$92.04/mo
Mifflin County46,1385No DataIcon representing missing value.11.16$86.90/mo
Monroe County170,2715110.27$90.35/mo
Montgomery County830,9159614.69$91.54/mo
Montour County18,2303110.42$91.12/mo
Northampton County305,2855810.04$89.07/mo
Northumberland County90,8434112.76$97.48/mo
Perry County46,2727No DataIcon representing missing value.10.56$89.74/mo
Philadelphia County1,584,0644810.16$79.94/mo
Pike County55,8096110.92$90.00/mo
Potter County16,5266112.85$89.47/mo
Schuylkill County141,3595813.34$96.56/mo
Snyder County40,3723110.42$91.12/mo
Somerset County73,44791011.24$78.75/mo
Sullivan County6,0666No DataIcon representing missing value.12.86$92.35/mo
Susquehanna County40,3286No DataIcon representing missing value.11.69$91.49/mo
Tioga County40,5916113.81$93.66/mo
Union County44,9234110.43$94.14/mo
Venango County50,6687111.82$88.82/mo
Warren County39,1916212.62$81.22/mo
Washington County206,865418.93$79.74/mo
Wayne County51,3615110.54$88.61/mo
Westmoreland County348,899729.47$82.54/mo
Wyoming County26,7948411.87$93.79/mo
York County449,0589810.74$108.69/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Coming in as the 9th worst ranked state in the nation, Pennsylvania emits 47,936,881,549.24 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. The state averages 3,744.49 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, which is a better measurement of the state’s emission levels. They rank 35th highest in the nation for emissions per resident. Around 52.17% 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 32.00% and 11.86%, respectively. Pennsylvania has the 13th highest amount of electricity producing plants of any state in the US, with 205 total plants. This equates to the 43rd most power plants per resident in the nation.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
52.17%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
32.00%
COAL
Coal
Coal
11.86%
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Wind
1.52%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.98%
OTHER
Other
1.47%

Pennsylvania Net Metering

Pennsylvania has 32 out of 60 electricity providers reporting that they offer net metering to residents with personal solar panels. At the state level, Pennsylvania has above average laws for consumers interested in investing in personal solar.

Energy Loss

There are 44 providers in Pennsylvania that reported energy loss, including PECO Energy Company, PPL Electric Utilities, and West Penn Power. Combined, these 44 providers average an annual energy loss of 5.89% of electricity generated. The US average is 2.72%, resulting in Pennsylvania having a rank of 6th worst in the US for energy loss efficiency.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

Motivating private citizens to consider installing solar panels can definitely be a challenge due to prohibitive initial costs. Governments can help the cause by passing legislation for tax breaks and rebates for those who purchase solar panels. Pennsylvania currently does not offer a state tax credit for solar panel installation at a private residence. While there are no state sponsored rebates there are local rebates available to many consumers who wish to install solar panels at their home. Pennsylvania offers no property tax exemptions to homeowners who purchase solar. The state does not offer a sales tax exemption for the purchase of private solar, leaving residents on their own for this one.

State Level Initiatives

Consumers seeking electricity plans that use renewable fuels will benefit from statewide legislation that encourage green energy usage. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electric providers who sell electricity in the state. These standards require that a percentage of electricity must be generated from renewable energy. While further enhancements could be made, Pennsylvania makes it necessary for 1-15% of electric production to come from renewable fuels. Also, there are currently no low income solar programs to encourage low income families to install solar panels.

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 52.17%, 32.00% and 11.86% respectively.

What power companies are in Pennsylvania?

State Customers RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow DownBlue arrow pointing down.
1PECO Energy Company1,199,574
2PPL Electric Utilities892,658
3West Penn Power558,973
4Duquesne Light Company440,025
5Pennsylvania Electric Company436,347
6Metropolitan Edison Company418,972
7Penn Power127,284
8UGI Utilities62,895
9Ambit Energy57,884
10Adams Electric Cooperative Pennsylvania32,655

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Pennsylvania?

The largest electricity supplier in Pennsylvania by megawatt hours sold is PPL Electric Utilities.

How many electric companies offer service in Pennsylvania?

There are 60 electricity companies serving consumers in Pennsylvania.

What is a good electricity rate in Pennsylvania?

The average electric rate in Pennsylvania is 13.30 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Ambit Energy, at 7.78 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the average electric bill in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania average electricity bill is $114 so far in 2021, while the US average is $120.

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 RankArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.ProviderArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.Residential Rate (¢)Arrow UpArrow pointing upwards.State CustomersArrow UpArrow pointing upwards.
1Ambit Energy7.7857,884
2Mont Alto Electric Utility9.77711
3Berlin, Pennsylvania Electric Utility9.811,168
4West Penn Power10.08558,973
5Borough of Chambersburg Utilities10.1211,135
6Summerhill, Pennsylvania Electric Utility10.50293
7Duncannon, Pennsylvania Utility Company10.631,038
8Citizen's Electric Company10.686,987
9UGI Utilities11.1862,895
10Goldsboro Power11.28386

How many power plants are located within Pennsylvania?

There are 205 power plants in Pennsylvania

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14