Pennsylvania Electricity Rates & Average Electricity Bills

Electricity Rates in Pennsylvania

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Companies & Statistics in Pennsylvania

  • Population
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    12,972,008
  • Total Production
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    237,355,147 MWh / 18.3 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
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    139,495,069 MWh / 10.75 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
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    7,225,361 MWh / 0.56 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
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    42,261,012,650 kg / 3,257.86 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
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    230,137,102 MWh / 17.74 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 November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.185/kWh$0.126/kWh$179.63/mo.$89.00/mo.
40th18.13¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of Pennsylvania
37th$145.45Average 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 18.13 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the United States average price of 15.95 cents. Pennsylvania ranks as the 40th 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. The largest electricity provider in the state based on megawatt hours sold is Constellation Energy. The electricity grid in the state has an average of 0.7 outages per customer a year, with outages lasting roughly 96.38 minutes. The US average for these two data points are 1.27 outages and 137.24 minutes. Citizens of the state have an average per capita consumption of 10.75 megawatt hours of electricity per year. Residents living in the state make use of 58.77% of the electricity that the state's power facilities generate its power plants, with the remaining 41.23% of the megawatt hours generated being exported or stored.

Pennsylvania Electricity Plans

There are 25617 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular Pennsylvania Plans

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

All Pennsylvania Plans

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 8.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 10.50¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Safe Harbor 18

Residential

  • Rate 9.58¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 6

Residential

  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 6 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 6

Residential

  • Rate 9.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 6 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.29¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 8.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 8.89¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Green Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 10.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Secure Choice 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.19¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 0%

Clean Power 12

Residential

  • Rate 9.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Aug 2023
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
PECO Energy CompanyBUNDLED16.22117.0710,409,091.871,688,686,384
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED19.82165.138,150,882.211,615,835,932
West Penn PowerBUNDLED14.58132.935,796,638.8844,908,922
Metropolitan Edison CompanyBUNDLED17.08155.324,573,588.82781,147,594
Pennsylvania Electric CompanyBUNDLED18.92132.393,487,816.89659,764,933
Duquesne Light CompanyBUNDLED21.90126.082,993,515.01655,522,000
Penn PowerBUNDLED17.20152.181,322,682.96227,485,690
Inspire EnergyENERGY11.0193.57789,94686,978,300
Direct EnergyENERGY9.7293.99699,36867,955,100
Constellation EnergyENERGY8.75103.39675,04959,037,700

Commercial Electricity Providers in Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeCommercial Rate (¢)Commercial Average Bill ($)Commercial Sales (MWh)Commercial Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Constellation EnergyENERGY6.841,452.719,467,0781,331,839,900
Strategic Energy LLCENERGY7.152,255.748,174,357584,716,100
WGL EnergyENERGY5.981,218.243,932,548235,321,000
PECO Energy CompanyBUNDLED13.08269.172,527,646.2330,534,671
PPL Electric UtilitiesBUNDLED16.05286.362,083,735.87334,362,110
IGS EnergyENERGY6.811,044.81,279,20687,136,000
West Penn PowerBUNDLED13.72183.91,095,385.93150,232,244
Duquesne Light CompanyBUNDLED17.39369.44998,646.77173,698,850
Pennsylvania Electric CompanyBUNDLED15.97219.64877,145.09140,083,023
Metropolitan Edison CompanyBUNDLED15.43245.1787,554.97121,527,827

Power Plants in Pennsylvania

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
York County Nuclear 22,163,897
Montgomery County Nuclear 19,173,691
Luzerne County Nuclear 19,121,131
Beaver ValleyEnergy Harbor Nuclear Generation LLC (100.00%)
Shippingport Nuclear 15,012,775
Lackawanna Energy CenterInvenergy (100.00%)
Jessup Natural Gas 10,201,8303,414,072,689.44334.65
York Energy CenterCalpine (100.00%)
York County Natural Gas 8,420,1103,291,304,560.29390.89
Bucks County Natural Gas 7,895,1742,988,016,860.5378.46
Hummel Station LLCPanda Power Funds (100.00%)
Shamokin Dam Natural Gas 7,721,2952,773,564,789.1359.21
CPV Fairview Energy CenterCompetitive Power Ventures (100.00%)
Vinco CDP Natural Gas 7,225,7882,505,697,109.58346.77
Hickory Run Energy StationHickory Run Energy, LLC (100.00%)
Lawrence County Natural Gas 6,967,4822,475,803,317.82355.34

Quick Facts

Pennsylvania generates 0.56 megawatt hours per resident of the state from renewable fuel types. This makes Pennsylvania the 45th highest state for renewable production per capita in the nation.

Pennsylvania is 31st in the US rankings for total megawatt hours produced from renewable energy, with 7,225,360.91 megawatt hours produced from sustainable sources.

Pennsylvania is the 3rd largest producer of electricity in the country, producing 237,355,146.94 megawatt hours.

Wind turbines produce 0.25 megawatt hours per year per person for Pennsylvania residents, which is 27th highest in the US.

Within the past 12 months Pennsylvania has experienced a 37.84% reduction in coal usage, dropping from a previous total of 23,007,817.97 megawatt hours produced from coal to 14,302,401.9 megawatt hours.

On average, Pennsylvania citizens are responsible for 3,257.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person per year, while the nationwide average emissions per capita is 4,147.32.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Adams County106,02776418.36$157.64/mo
Allegheny County1,233,253811021.07$161.23/mo
Armstrong County64,74777717.69$149.42/mo
Beaver County165,67777521.46$163.65/mo
Bedford County47,7297719.63$156.25/mo
Berks County430,44979718.65$159.37/mo
Blair County121,03274520.81$160.02/mo
Bradford County60,23374820.80$159.41/mo
Bucks County645,05481719.90$164.63/mo
Butler County197,3007517.71$149.67/mo
Cambria County131,44178820.79$160.01/mo
Cameron County4,5967217.60$148.77/mo
Carbon County65,46077318.31$162.59/mo
Centre County158,42575318.59$152.62/mo
Chester County545,82379520.37$165.78/mo
Clarion County37,57176119.29$154.18/mo
Clearfield County77,90473220.93$159.53/mo
Clinton County37,82479118.03$157.02/mo
Columbia County65,0137618.31$162.62/mo
Crawford County82,6707420.53$159.54/mo
Cumberland County268,57980719.00$161.05/mo
Dauphin County288,80080418.38$162.02/mo
Delaware County575,18275620.53$166.18/mo
Elk County31,03776118.09$150.62/mo
Erie County267,68974220.87$160.40/mo
Fayette County125,75572417.56$148.93/mo
Forest County7,1217520.89$158.79/mo
Franklin County156,902781018.65$153.06/mo
Fulton County14,5297417.50$148.70/mo
Greene County36,24871117.61$149.29/mo
Huntingdon County44,45874220.75$159.75/mo
Indiana County82,95774420.73$159.71/mo
Jefferson County44,4917420.92$159.45/mo
Juniata County23,6077919.13$161.53/mo
Lackawanna County215,61578218.31$162.55/mo
Lancaster County556,629791518.32$162.54/mo
Lawrence County84,84968218.83$157.47/mo
Lebanon County144,01178318.65$159.34/mo
Lehigh County376,31778218.39$161.91/mo
Luzerne County326,369781018.59$158.38/mo
Lycoming County113,10482518.76$157.43/mo
McKean County40,6527619.95$157.36/mo
Mercer County109,22066118.83$157.49/mo
Mifflin County46,1567320.93$160.64/mo
Monroe County167,19878218.42$161.65/mo
Montgomery County864,683811020.30$165.37/mo
Montour County18,19875118.31$162.62/mo
Northampton County318,52678818.57$160.10/mo
Northumberland County90,13376118.31$162.61/mo
Perry County45,8798018.71$162.41/mo
Philadelphia County1,567,258751120.53$166.18/mo
Pike County58,34579118.89$162.23/mo
Potter County16,47875118.97$152.16/mo
Schuylkill County143,10480918.33$162.51/mo
Snyder County39,87775318.31$162.62/mo
Somerset County72,710781220.50$158.43/mo
Sullivan County5,9357420.91$159.88/mo
Susquehanna County38,89279120.64$160.10/mo
Tioga County41,08974220.84$158.04/mo
Union County43,09477118.31$162.82/mo
Venango County50,81075220.85$159.84/mo
Warren County38,79174220.92$158.88/mo
Washington County210,38371117.61$149.29/mo
Wayne County51,24478119.03$162.27/mo
Westmoreland County352,05776318.21$151.31/mo
Wyoming County26,38980320.11$158.65/mo
York County461,05882818.69$159.61/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

In Pennsylvania, Natural Gas makes up 58.48% of the fuel sources utilized for electricity generation. Nuclear and Coal are also important fuel sources in the state, with 31.80% and 6.03% 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 42,261,012,649.84 kilograms of CO2 emissions. More telling of the state's emissions reality is the per resident CO2 totals. Currently that amount stands at 3,257.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use, which results in the state ranking as the 37th highest state in the US for CO2 pollution released per capita. Pennsylvania has the 14th highest amount of electricity generation plants of any state in the United States, with 230 plants. This translates to the 42nd most plants per person in the United States.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
58.48%
NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
31.80%
COAL
Coal
6.03%
WIND
Wind
1.39%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
0.81%
OTHER
Other
1.50%

Pennsylvania Net Metering

Pennsylvania has 36 out of 115 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 22 electricity providers in Pennsylvania that reported energy loss. Together, these 22 providers average a yearly energy loss of 3.78% of electricity generated. The countrywide average is 2.87%, resulting in Pennsylvania receiving a rank of 36th 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 230 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 58.48% of the fuel used in the state. In addition, Nuclear makes up 31.80% and Coal makes up 6.03%.

What is a good electricity rate in Pennsylvania?

The average rate of electricity in Pennsylvania in 2024 is 18.13 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 2024 is $145 while the national average is $138.

How many electric companies offer service in Pennsylvania?

There are 115 electricity companies offering service in Pennsylvania.

What electricity companies offer service in Pennsylvania?

What is the cheapest electricity company in Pennsylvania?

Nick Reese
Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2024-01-30