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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Electricity Rates & Statistics

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Electricity Overview

Philadelphia County residents have an average residential monthly electricity expense of $175.53, which is 22.32% higher than the Pennsylvania average bill of $143.5.

PECO Energy Company is the largest supplier in Philadelphia County when calculated by megawatt hours sold.

Residents of Philadelphia County are paying, on average, 43.45% more per kilowatt hour used at home than the national average price, at 22.98 cents per kilowatt hour compared to 16.02 cents per kilowatt hour.

Philadelphia County has emissions of 3,265.87 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the US average of 4,162.25.

Philadelphia County is 31st in the state rankings for total megawatt hours generated from sustainable energy, with 26,334.52 megawatt hours generated from sustainable fuel types.

Philadelphia County has experienced a 20.48% rise in the burning of non-renewable fuel types for electricity generation during the course of the last year, which is an unfortunate circumstance.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    16,979,728 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    10.83 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    1,221,546 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    26,335 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    1,195,211 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    0.78 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    5,118,454,568 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    3,265.87 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in Philadelphia

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Residential Bundled Electricity Prices

Philadelphia Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for February, 2024

13.47¢ per kWh

  • 9.77% lower than last month
  • 14.57% lower than February last year
  • 15.67% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • 18.02% lower than the US average
  • 480th in the state out of 1,892 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 613 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 85 since February last year
  • 11,186th in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 7,971 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 8,528 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

15.99¢ per kWh

  • 1.18% lower than last month
  • 7.76% higher than February last year
  • 6.13% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • 3.25% lower than the US average
  • 778th in the state out of 1,892 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 24 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 189 since February last year
  • 20,323rd in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 815 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 2,327 since February last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for February, 2024

$113.74 per month

  • 15.17% lower than last month
  • 3.78% lower than February last year
  • 17.53% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • 13.79% lower than the US average
  • 289th in the state out of 1,892 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 549 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 9 since February last year
  • 9,251st in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 631 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 2,232 since February last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$115.6 per month

  • 0.32% lower than last month
  • 3.12% higher than February last year
  • 13.33% lower than the Pennsylvania average
  • 14.81% lower than the US average
  • 210th in the state out of 1,892 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank is the same since February last year
  • 7,932nd in the US out of 31,803 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 91 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 796 since February last year

Philadelphia, PA Electricity Overview

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The residential electricity rate is 15.99 cents per kilowatt hour for inhabitants of Philadelphia, which is 10.64% below the average Pennsylvania price of 17.90 cents. The city generates about 0.78 megawatt hours per resident each year from its power plants, which makes it the 35th highest generating city out of 1892 cities in the state. The average residential electricity bill for a customer in the city is $115.6 per month, while the national average is $138.3.

Roughly 5,118,454,567.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions are emitted each year in Philadelphia because of electricity use. More telling of the city's emissions reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,265.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in them being the 1864th ranked city in Pennsylvania for CO2 emissions released per capita. Electricity plants in the city most often use Natural Gas, which accounts for 96.78% (or 1,182,179.91 megawatt hours) of the fuel sources used for electricity generation in the city. Other Biomass Gas and Distillate Fuel Oil are also highly used fuel types in the city, with 23,342.52 (1.91%) and 13,539.57 (1.11%) megawatt hours generated from each, respectively. Philadelphia has 11 electricity producing plants, which is the most out of any city in the state.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Philadelphia

Philadelphia residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.172/kWh$0.086/kWh$155.07/mo.$69.06/mo.
778th15.99¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Philadelphia
210th$115.6Average residential monthly electricity bill for Philadelphia Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
APG&EENERGY16.41136.3160,868.819,986,791.79
Agway Energy ServicesENERGY17.08125.310,654.271,819,255.12
All American Power and GasENERGY25.25171.953,997.371,009,336.84
Alpha Gas and ElectricENERGY12.31109.2614,987.281,844,807.95
Ambit EnergyENERGY10.73102.63416,125.2344,638,667

Zips with electric coverage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania include: 19120, 19124, 19111, 19143, 19149, 19134, 19140, 19104, 19148, 19144, 19139 and 37 other zip code(s).

Electricity Production in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Power Plants in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Grays Ferry CogenerationGrays Ferry Cogen Partnership (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Natural Gas 1,156,415314,360,777.78271.84
PWD Northeast WPCP Biogas Cogen PlantBAL Green Biogas I LLC (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Other Biomass Gas 26,11714,053,063.6538.08
Newman (PA)Newman & Co Inc (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Natural Gas 11,2672,582,121.85229.18
Philadelphia PA Natural Gas 9,0015,754,250.88639.29
Richmond Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Distillate Fuel Oil 7,1126,747,035.14948.68
Lincoln Financial FieldNRG Energy (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Solar 2,992
Philadelphia PA Distillate Fuel Oil 2,6072,810,042.271,077.88
Delaware Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Distillate Fuel Oil 2,2762,318,797.91,018.8
Jefferson Torresdale HospitalJefferson Torresdale Hospital (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Natural Gas 1,823923,456.24506.56
Schuylkill Generating StationExelon Corporation (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Distillate Fuel Oil 1,3161,338,457.561,017.07
Temple SEGFTemple University (100.00%)
Philadelphia PA Natural Gas 620415,884.28670.78

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

Releasing 5,118,454,567.94 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year, Philadelphia County is the highest out of 67 counties in Pennsylvania for total pollution from electricity use. More telling of the county's emissions reality is the per capita CO2 emission amount. That amount stands at 3,265.87 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which results in the county being the 52nd ranked county in Pennsylvania and 2245th nationally for CO2 pollution emitted per capita. Electricity plants in the county primarily use Natural Gas, which accounts for 96.78% (or 1,182,179.91 megawatt hours) of the fuel used for electricity generation in the county. Secondary fuels used in electricity generation include Other Biomass Gas at 1.91% and Distillate Fuel Oil at 1.11% of production. Philadelphia County has 11 electricity plants, which is 225th highest in the country.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
96.78%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
1.91%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
1.11%
SOLAR
Solar
0.24%
BATTERIES OR OTHER USE OF ELECTRICITY AS AN ENERGY SOURCE
Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source
-0.04%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Net Metering

Approximately 1.67% of the electricity companies in Philadelphia County offer net metering to their customers. Regulations put in place at the state level are decent for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

The average energy loss for electricity companies in Philadelphia County is 5.79%. This includes data from 7 companies, including PECO Energy Company, Direct Energy, and Stream Energy. The countrywide average energy loss is 2.87%. This earned Philadelphia County a rank of 2350th best in the US out of 3230 counties.

FAQ

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania?

The largest electricity supplier in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania by total customer count is PECO Energy Company.

How many electric companies offer service in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania has 60 electricity companies offering service in the area.

Which electricity companies offer service in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania?

How many power plants are located within Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania has 11 electricity plants generating electricity for the county and other surrounding areas.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2024-03-12