West Penn and Pennsylvania Energy

About West Penn

West Penn Power owes its beginnings to the small interurban railways that snaked throughout the Appalachian mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania.

In 1904, the West Penn Railways company formed to consolidate 5 interurban railways and 10 electric companies. Because Pennsylvania law at the time forbid electric utilities from doing business under a street railway charter, the West Penn Railways company organized the West Penn Electric Company to run its 10 electric power plants.

In 1910, American Water Works & Electric Company (AWWEC) took control of the railway company, forming West Penn Traction as its parent holding company. In 1916, AWWEC split off interurban railways from its utility operations. It separated 53 some subsidiary electric southwestern PA companies from the West Penn Railway and rolled them into their newly formed "West Penn Power Company".

At this point, West Penn Power Company had about 24,000 customers. The typical customer used about 200 kWh per year. That changed in the 1920s when more more customers bought electric appliances for their homes. West Penn Power took advantage by launching a campaign in 1926 to encourage customers to purchase refrigerators.

In the late 1990s, Pennsylvania deregulated its electricity market to offer customers energy choice. As a subsidiary of Allegheny Energy, West Penn Power Company reorganized in order to transfer ownership of its generation capacity to other Allegheny Energy subsidiaries. Thus, as a local distribution utility, West Penn Power Company must buy all its electricity from outside generator companies.

In 2011, West Penn Power joined the FirstEnergy family of companies. Today, West Penn Power serves 720,000 customers in 24 Pennsylvania counties.

The West Penn gives back to its community through a number of charitable programs through FirstEnergy. These include energy conservation efforts like the Community Connections Program, supporting education through its STEM Grant, and charitable giving through the FirstEnergy Foundation.

West Penn Pennsylvania Service Territory

West Penn delivers electricity to nearly 720,000 customers in some or all of these Pennsylvania counties:

Adams Allegheny Armstrong Bedford
Blair Butler Cameron Centre
Clarion Clinton_ Elk_ Fayette
Franklin Fulton Greene Huntington
Indiana Jefferson Lycoming McKean
Potter Somerset Washington Westmoreland
West Penn Service Area

West Penn Power serves these cities:

Butler Canonsburg Greencastle Uniontown Waynesburg

West Penn FAQs

How can I start new West Penn power service?

Getting set up with West Penn Power is easy and convenient. Just visit the West Penn Power web site and simply fill in the online Start Service form.

Start requests take at least 2 days to process and First Energy will send you an email confirming your start date.

Customers should call the West Penn Power Contact Center if they need their service turned on sooner.

Be ready to supply:

  • Service Address: The address where you want your service turned on or switched.
  • The start date for electricity service.
  • Personal Information: You will need your name, phone number, email address, and your Social Security Number. These will be required.
  • West Penn Power will do a soft credit check to determine if a deposit is required.

Will I Need to Pay a Deposit?

Credit Rating -- West Penn has the right to check your credit history and level of credit risk to determine whether a security deposit is necessary. Other factors include whether the customer was previously disconnected or has unpaid energy bills.

TIP -- Be sure to unfreeze your credit. If you have frozen your credit with any of the major credit agencies, you will need to have it temporarily unfrozen before you submit a new service request.

Pay a Deposit -- West Penn must notify you in writing within 3 business days about the specific reasons why you are required to pay a security deposit. PA law states that deposits cannot be greater than an estimated two months usage.

Customers have 21 days after the utilty sends the deposity request notification to make a payment. However, customers have three months to pay the full deposit. The utlity can hold the deposit for 24 months. If the customer pays their bill in full and on time for 12 consecutive months, the deposit will earn interest.

Customers also have the right to use a guarantor who is a credit-worthy customer with West Penn and can pay your bills if you fail to do so.

What are West Penn delivery and supply charges?

In Pennsylvania, residential customers pay for both the cost to deliver their electricity as well as for the amount of electricity supply that they use.

  • Delivery Charges are fixed rate charges (tariffs) representing the cost of transmitting electricity to your home via West Penn Power's powers. The charges cover the West Penn local infrastructure operating costs, maintenance, and ensures them a profit. Other usage-based charges are small costs from riders to fund projects, cover fees, etc. West Penn's delivery charges must be approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PAPUC). All West Penn customers pay the same set Delivery rates no matter who supplies their energy.
  • Supply Charges represent the price for the amount of electricity that you use. West Penn Power customers can choose the "Price to Compare" (PTC) for their electricity supply. However, because of Pennsylvania's Energy Choice program, customers are free to also choose energy from competitive retail electricity suppliers.

What are West Penn PTC charges?

When deregulation began in Pennsylvania, all utilities that wanted to participate in consumer choice had to sell off their generators. However, the PAPUC requires these utilities to provide electricity supply at a default rate to customers in their service territory who don't shop for a retail supplier. As a result, these utilities must purchase their electricity supply for the default rate from generator companies.

The PAPUC oversees West Penn Power's default service rates since these represent generation supply costs that are passed directly through the utility onto their customers without mark up. This default rate is also called the "Price to Compare" or PTC.

What is the "Price to Compare" AKA the "PTC"

The PTC default rate represents the actual price (both generation and transmission) the utility pays for the electricity. It not only includes the generator company's price for making the electricity but also the cost to transmit it from power stations over high tension power lines to West Penn Power's local electrical switch yards. From there, the electricity is distributed throughout the West Penn local electrical grid for delivery to homes.

In Pennsylvania, First Energy's utilities set PTC rates by holding auctions to line up their electricity supplies. Auctions are held four times a year to cover four delivery periods. Consequently, West Penn's PTC rates change every March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. When the auctions are completed, the PAPUC must approve the prices for both the generation supply and transmission.

For customers, it means these electricity rates can vary seasonally; low some months, higher the next.

West Penn Power Current PTC Residential Rate: 8.228 cents per kWh, expires 6/30/2023

NOTE: There are approximately thirty-five borough-owned public power systems in Pennsylvania. These purchase energy for their local residents. Many prohibit residents from shopping for their own provider. If you live in one of these communities, check with your local government to learn more.

How much do the West Penn PTC charges cost?

The DOE EIA estimates that the average Pennsylvania residence uses an average of 864 kWh each month. Therefore, an average PTC bill roughly breaks down like this:

Rate per 864 kWh Used Monthly Customer Charge Total
PTC Supply Rate 8.228 cents 0 $71.09
Monthly Distribution Charges (excluding riders) $0.03487 per kWh $7.44 $37.57
Total Bill $108.66

What is Pennsylvania energy choice?

Pennsylvania electric consumers are free to choose their own competitive retail electricity supplier. These alternative suppliers shop deals with different producers on the wholesale market to offer competitive rates. As such, their rates are not controlled by PAPUC the same way that utilities are. This way, retail suppliers are able to offer competitively priced fixed rate plans for a variety of term lengths.

Though it can seem confusing, shopping electricity plans is an easy process. The trick is finding the one that meets your needs. That's why retail energy suppliers in Pennsylvania offer two types of plans:

  • Fixed Rates have their price rate set for the same price over the term of the contract. Customers can count on stable energy rates on plans lasting from 6 to 36 months. However, many fixed rate plans come with early cancellation fees for breaking a contract early.
  • Variable Rates Want to avoid getting tied to an electricity plan for months or years? Then choose a variable plan. Variable plan rates on these contracts can change from month to month depending on the price of the electricity supply. But while there's no contract, there's nothing to prevent your rate from going up one month or down the next. However, these plans don't have any termination fees and this allows customers the flexibility to shop for new rates and switch to better deals without paying any penalty.

How Do I Get the Cheapest West Penn Rate?

Shopping for a new West Penn Customer Choice Plan can seem bewildering at first. Once you understand how it works, though, it's an easy and straightforward process. That said, you should have these three things with you when you shop for electricity.

  1. Your current bill. Your past usage per billing period can help you estimate a how much a plan might cost you each month.
  2. The current West Penn PTC and expiration date. Knowing the current West Penn supply price lets you compare rates offered by retail energy suppliers. This way, you can get a better feel for what suppliers are offering, for how long, and if any of their incentives make their price work for your family's need.
  3. Your West Penn Power of Pennsylvania customer account number. This 12 digit number is located on your bill. Having it handy lets you sign up with a retail supplier right away.

What do I need to look for when shopping in the West Penn service area?

The best way for a PA energy customer to avoid making a bad choice is to ask the right questions. That way, you can learn exactly the information that can save you money. When you shop for electricity service in Pennsylvania, always be sure to ask these important questions:

  • Is the rate variable or is it fixed?
  • How long does the plan last?
  • Is the rate competitive with the current West Penn supply rate?
  • What happens when the contract expires?
  • Does the plan include any recurring monthly charges?
  • Does the plan have an early cancellation fee?
  • Does the supplier offer any customer incentives or rewards programs?

Who bills me?

West Penn sends a single bill that outlines and adds up your monthly charges.

What are the Terms of Service?

In PA, Customer Choice Plans must include Terms of Service that explain and identify specific charges and any fees a customer will face when they sign up for an electricity plan. Not all suppliers have the same terms. That's why all Pennsylvania energy choice customers should read and understand the terms of service and contract summary for any plan they are interested in before they sign on to the plan.

What are early termination fees?

Switching retail suppliers before a contract ends can involve paying early termination fees. These can take a big chomp out of your checking account you if choose to switch retail providers before your plan contract ends.

Where can I find more information on my usage?

West Penn customers can request 12 months of their energy usage free of charge. This is most easily available through your West Penn online account.

Who do I contact about West Penn billing problems?

The PAPUC requires all PA public utilities to offer "budget billing" where annual electricity costs are averaged out over the cost of the year. This ensures that customers aren't presented with unexpectedly high bills at peak times.

  • First thing to do is contact West Penn Power. If you are having trouble paying your monthly bill call West Penn Power's Customer Service: 1-800-686-0021. Have your account number ready.
  • Need extra time to pay your energy bill? Customers can apply to the Customer Assistance Program (CAP) by calling Customer Service or by applying on-line.
  • Residential Customers aged sixty (60) years of age or older or a residential customer receiving Social Security or an equivalent monthly pension payment can request to extend the due date of such customer's bill from 20 days to 30 days.

Who do I contact about West Penn emergencies and outages?

All power lines are extremely dangerous! Never attempt to move a downed power line by yourself. Call 911 and then notifiy West Penn Power.

Report safety hazards involving power lines immediately to West Penn Power at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877).

You can also report downed lines or outages at West Penn's website.

Check West Penn Power's current electric outages as they are being repaired.

What if I'm interested in buying West Penn's energy plans?

We currently do not offer any West Penn plans at this time.

Other popular plans you can try instead are Verde Energy's Clean Power 12 starting at 8.4¢/kWh or Tomorrow Energy's 12 Month Fixed starting at 10.3¢/kWh just to name a few!

What companies are similar to West Penn?

Some companies that are like West Penn in price range and user ratings are Verde Energy and Tomorrow Energy.

Here is an overview of these two:

Verde Energy:

  • Average Plan Rate: 12.5¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Fixed Rate
  • Cheapest 12 Month Fixed: Clean Power 12 8.4¢/kWh
  • Cheapest 24 Month Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 0/5.0

Tomorrow Energy:

  • Average Plan Rate: 15.2¢/kWh
  • Plan Types: Fixed Rate, Month-to-Month
  • Cheapest 12 Month Plan Fixed: 12 Month Fixed 10.3¢/kWh
  • Cheapest 24 Month Plan Fixed: -
  • Average User Rating: 1.5/5.0

What are some good companies in my area?

In Greensburg, Pennsylvania there is:
  1. Energy Harbor 3.7/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 9.8¢/kWh.
  2. Santanna Energy Services 3.6/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 9.2¢/kWh.
  3. CleanSky Energy 3.2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 10.6¢/kWh.
  4. Constellation 3.1/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 10.3¢/kWh.
  5. NRG Home 2.3/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 11.1¢/kWh.
  6. Direct Energy 2/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 10¢/kWh.
  7. Rushmore Energy 1.9/5.0 with an avg. plan rate of 10.1¢/kWh.

What are some cheap electricity plans in my area?

The most affordable electricity plans in Greensburg, Pennsylvania are:

  1. TrueSimple 6 for 6 months starting at 8¢/kWh.
  2. Live Brighter 18 for 18 months starting at 8.2¢/kWh.
  3. Live Brighter 12 for 12 months starting at 8.3¢/kWh.
  4. SureLock 12 for 12 months starting at 8.7¢/kWh.
  5. SimpleClean 12 for 12 months starting at 8.8¢/kWh.

How much do electricity plans cost per month?

The monthly bill will vary by season (with the winter and summer seasons being the more expensive periods) and the size of your home. In 2022 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, the average electricity plan rate is 9.1¢/kWh. On average, that means

  • A small home will use around 500kWh of energy times 9.1¢/kWh totalling $45.5 per month.
  • An average-sized home will use around 1000kWh of power times 9.1¢/kWh totalling $91 per month.
  • A large home will use around 2000kWh of power times 9.1¢/kWh totalling $182 per month.

You can price electricity plans in your area here.

Your Energy Usage and Understanding Your West Penn Bill

Your West Penn usage affects your energy bills.

While your energy usage habits are unique to you, any Pennsylvania native will tell you that winters can be bitterly cold and summers can be hazy, hot, and humid. While most PA homes rely on natural gas for heating, roughly 1.6 million (29%) of homes in the state use electricity.

  • Approximately one third (32%) of home electricity usage goes to electronics, lighting, appliances, and air conditioning.
  • Pennsylvania residents use an average of 5% of their total annual energy costs for air conditioning. Half of PA households have central AC.
  • The remainder of energy use goes to water heating, refrigeration, lighting, electronics, clothes dryers, cooking, and small appliances.

Want to learn more about your home energy usage? West Penn Power customers can track 12 months of their electric usage plus other relevant information on each monthly bill or by logging on to your First Energy account.

The best way to cut your electricity bill is to reduce your usage:

  • Seal your doors and windows against winter and summer drafts. Not only does it keep out the cold or hot air but it also reduces the amount of mold, pollen, and other allergens getting into your home.
  • Add insulation to your attic, basement, and duct work.
  • Install a programmable or smart thermostat. Programming it to set-back the temperature when you're away or inactive can improve your home's energy efficiency and help cut your electric bills.

  • Your utility company can provide a wealth of resources and offers programs to help you improve your home's energy performance.

    Understand Your West Penn Bill

    Your West Penn bill contains many details that can be confusing to customers. But there's lots of useful information to help you better understand your usage and rate. Below, we break down the most important items on a sample West Penn Power Electric bill.

    West Penn Sample Bill

    • A, B, & C: Bill Overview. It includes your address and personal account number with West Penn, the billing period, the amount due, and the date that the bill is due.
    • D & E: Messages and current PTC rate. Here you find important notifications from West Penn as well as current Price to Compare rate offered by West Penn.
    • F: Account Summary shows the amounts of any unpaid balances, current West Penn distribution charges, current supply charges, the total bill and the due date.
    • G: Meter Summary: This shows the usage information measured by the electric meter at your address.
    • H: Charges from West Penn include the type of rate you are being charged, the monthly customer charge, the distribution charges, and the total.
    • I: Charges from Electric Generation Supplier show the name and address of your electricity supplier, their base rate charged, and the total supplier charges due.
    • J: Account Balances by Company lays out the amounts that have been paid or are owed to West Penn and your supplier.
    • K: Shows your usage history per bill over the course of the past year to help you compare your energy use over time and understand trends.
    • L: Payment Stub. Just detach and return with your payment. It also includes your account number, amount paid, amount due, and the due date.
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    West Penn Coupons, Energy Promotions, Discounts, Rebates and Promo Codes

    As your local electric utility, West Penn offers several rebate and energy efficiency programs to help customers save money off their monthly bill by upgrading their home's energy performance. Some programs also offer money-saving incentives while others could make paying your monthly bills much easier during those expensive winter months.

    Program Name Program Type Benefit
    Appliance and HVAC Rebates Program Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Pennsylvania residential customers of Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power can now take advantage of rebates on the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified appliances and HVAC systems.

    • Appliances ins energy-saving washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, and dehumidifiers. Rebates range from $25 to $75.
    • By working with a participating HVAC contractor, customers can earn $50 rebates on system tune ups or up to $600 on a new HVAC system.
    Appliance Turn-In Program Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Recycle your old working fridge or freezer and get $50. Plus, you save money on your electricity bill.

    • Must be an electric customer of FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities
    • You must own the appliance(s)
    • Refrigerators and freezers must be 10 to 30 cu. ft. in size, plugged in, and operating (cooling) at the time of the scheduled pickup.
    Energy Efficient New Homes Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    Pennsylvania Energy Efficient New Homes Program provides financial incentives for construction of more energy-efficient single-family, multifamily and manufactured homes.

    Entire new homes can also receive the ENERGY STAR certification. Energy efficient homes not only reduce energy costs but also increase comfort. Homes qualified through the FirstEnergy New Homes Program achieve energy efficiency through established, reliable building techniques.

    Home Energy Analyzer Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    First Energy's Home Energy Analyzer is a simple, convenient tool you can use to save energy and money. Best of all, it's free. Just register online with your account number and zip code.

    Residential Energy Audit Program Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    First Energy customers can sign up for the low cost Home Energy Audit Program. A certifeid energy audiotr will:

    • inspect your home and identify areas where you may be wasting energy
    • Install energy-saving products at no additional cost.
    • Recommendations for upgrades that cna save energy and qualify for rebates.
    Lighting Discounts and Water Heating Rebates Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

    First Energy's customers can take advantage of instant discounts on the purchase of qualified ENERGY STAR?® certified bulbs.

    Customers can also receive an instant $500 discount at participating retailers when they purchase a qualified heat pump water heater.

    West Penn Payment Arrangements Bill payment assistance

    West Penn offers payment arrangements to allow residential customers to pay their account balance in monthly installments. These installments are billed along with your current monthly charges and both must be paid on time, in full each month.

    • Payment arrangements are based on the amount of the balance, income, household size, and your history with prior payment arrangements.
    • Contact customer service or sign up online.
    WARM Program Residential Energy Efficiency

    Helps eligible West Penn customers using more than 375 kWh per month a way to reduce their electric bills through home weatherization and conservation.

    Medical Certificate Bill payment assistance

    This will delay termination of service for up to 30 days if you are eligible for a medical certificate or renewal, and if you or anyone living in your home is seriously ill. A licensed physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner must notify West Penn in writing.

    LIHEAP Cash and Crisis Grants Bill payment assistance

    LIHEAP usually opens in early November and closes in early April. The program is available to eligible customers whose income is 150% of the Federal Poverty Level or below.

    Dollar Energy Fund Bill payment assistance

    West Penn partners with Dollar Energy Fund to provide help to limited-income households.

    • The maximum grant you can receive from this program is $500.
    • You are eligible to receive one grant for your West Penn electric account each program year.
    West Penn Customer Assistance & Referral Evaluation Service (CARES) program Bill payment assistance

    There are no income guidelines to qualify for the CARES Program. You may qualify for CARES if you:

    • Are experiencing a temporary hardship.
    • Are willing to work together with a CARES representative.
    • Call Universal Services Center at: 1-888-393-7600.
    Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program (PCAP) Bill payment assistance

    Pennsylvania Customer Assistance Program (PCAP) helps residential customers maintain electric service and eliminate their past-due balance. To apply. Customers will need to supply the following information:

    • Income information, including source of income, for all household members.
    • Names, social security numbers and birth dates for all household members.

    Participants are billed approximately the same amount each month in order to manageably reduce their debt. Apply through the Dollar Energy Fund.

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    PA Electricity Rates Falling! Shop Now?

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    Is it time to shop for a new electricity rate?

    Falling electricity rates mean this you could find a cheaper energy plan for your home this spring. Compare and shop now!
    Find out why shopping for a new electricity rate this spring could get you a cheaper energy rate on your future bills. Compare plans and shop now!

    Electricity rates are falling all across Pennsylvania! Several utilities are filing to lower their PTC rates this spring, and Pennsylvania electricity providers are not far behind. But is now a good time to shop for a new electricity rate? Or should you wait until spring to snag a better deal?

    Lower Rates Coming Soon

    Across the First Energy service area, rates are falling. First Energy just filed corrections to their upcoming PTC rates in March.

    • Met-Ed is lowering their rate from 10.3 cents per kWh to 9.9 cents per kWh, a 1.4 cent decrease.
    • Penelec is lowering their rate from 9.8 cents per kWh to 9.5 cents per kWh, a .3 cent decrease.
    • Penn Power is lowering their rate from 10.5 cents per kWh to 10.4 cents per kWh, a .1 cent decrease.
    • West Penn is lowering their rate from 8.5 cents per kWh to 8.2 cents per kWh, a .3 cent decrease.

    PECO is also lowering their generation rates! The generation supply adjustment rate, or GSA, represents the majority of cost for PTC rates, but doesn't include the supply charge. So it’s not a final number. The current PTC rate is 9.85 cents per kWh, and the new GSA charge is 8.9 cents per kWh, a .9 decrease from the current rate.

    While these are huge price discounts, they suggest a trend for electricity rates in PA cities.

    Should I Shop Falling Electricity Rates Now?

    Thankfully you don’t have to wait until March to snag a lower rate. While we recommend shopping in the spring for the best rates, there are several tempting options on the market lower than current PTC rates.

    Right now if you want the best rate in Reading, Erie, or Philly then APG&E is the company to beat. The APG&E TrueSimple 6 Plan has the lowest rate available in all three areas, beating out current PTC rates for Med-Ed, Penelec, or PECO.

    In Reading and Erie, the APG&E rate is just 8.7 cents per kWh. That's 1.6 cents lower than the Med-Ed PTC rate and 1.1 cents lower than Penelec. In September that same plan was 19.53 cents per kWh! And in Philly, the APG&E rate is 8 cents per kWh, a full 1.85 cents lower than the current PECO PTC rate. This past September the same plan would have cost you 18.14 cents per kWh.

    With a 6 month fixed rate and a $1.99 monthly charge this plan is hard to beat. Just keep in mind their $100 cancellation fee if you want to shop for an even lower rate in spring! And always be mindful of when your contract expires. You don’t want to forget to shop and get stuck with a nasty billing surprise.

    Keep an Eye on Falling Electricity Rates this Spring

    It may be tempting to snag the first plan you see that’s lower than the current PTC rates, but there’s no need to rush! You can check reviews, look at different rates, and find the best plan for you all in one place. Shop smart with https://www.paenergyratings.com

    Duquesne Light Commercial Rate Drops 51%

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    Shop a Lower Pittsburgh Commercial Electricity Rate

    The commercial rate for electricity from DLC is going down in March. Find out how you can save even more on your Pttsburgh electricity!
    The Pittsburgh commercial electricity rate is coming down at last. But not until March. Find out how you can shop cheaper fixed rates to shield your business and home from fluctuating energy costs!

    Electricity rates have been high thanks to unstable natural gas prices, but some relief may be in sight. Duquesne Light has filed to lower their default commercial electricity supply rate by a staggering 51% starting in March. Is it time to shop for a new plan for your business? And what does this mean for residential customers?

    What is the New DLC Commercial Rate?

    DLC is lowering their generation supply rates from $0.205977 kWh to $0.100237 kWh.This doesn’t include the transmission and state tax adjustment surcharge that’s included in the final PTC rate, but it’s still a huge decrease!

    Unfortunately, since this change isn’t taking place until March, commercial electricity rates are still high. Not to mention, that PTC rate could rise again later in the summer. Your best bet to save money long term on your electricity expenses is to sign up for a fixed-rate plan. Currently our most affordable commercial electricity plan in Pittsburgh is with SFE Energy. Their plan only cost $0.11106 kWh, nearly half of what you’re paying at current rates! At the typical business usage of 4,247 kWh per month that’s roughly $471.67 a month. That same usage is $874.78 a month with current PTC rates.

    Will My Residential Electricity Rate Go Down?

    There's no news from DLC yet regarding their residential PTC rate. But recently we've seen DLC change their commercial PTC rate before their residential rates. However, other utilities have filed to lower their residential rates. First Energy has filed to lower all of their utilities' PTC rates in PA. All of the changes are marginal, but this means that DLC customers can expect their PTC rates to decrease.

    • Met-Ed is decreasing their rates from $0.10303 to $0.10303 per kWh.
    • Penn Power is decreasing their rates from $0.10511 to $0.09568 per kWh
    • West Penn Power is lowering their rates from $0.08517 to $0.10446 per kWh
    • Penelec is lowering their rates from $0.09889 to $0.08227 per kWh

    Also, PECO is lowering their generation supply rates in Philadelphia, However, their final PTC rates haven’t been posted. 

    Shop for a Lower Rate Today

    Until these changes all take effect in March, your PTC rates are still going to be high. So why stick with unstable PTC rates? Securing a fixed-rate electricity plan will help you weather any kind of energy rate instability. Compare and purchase electricity plans today with https://www.paenergyratings.com/