How To Switch Power in PA
If you live in a service area where electric suppliers compete, you can shop for new offers and promotions at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I shop for electricity?
Just like you shop for any household item, you can shop for an electricity supplier that has the best offer for your needs. Saving just one cent per kWh could translate into more than $100 a year in savings, depending on usage. Even though competitive offers may not be available in all areas, it's worth taking a look.
You may also be interested in renewable and alternative energy, or different products like time-of-use.
How long will it take to switch to a new supplier?
With Pennsylvania’s accelerated switching rules, you can likely change electricity suppliers in three business days once the electric distribution company (EDC) is notified of the switch.
Is there a switching fee to change to a different supplier?
This depends on the agreement you have with your current supplier. Review your agreement with your current supplier to see if there are any penalties for early cancellation. If you are not sure, call your current supplier.
Can I switch my generation service from a competitive supplier back to my electric utility?
Yes, you just have to contact your electric utility and request to return to your default service. You should review your agreement with your current supplier to see if there are penalties for early cancellation if you wish to do this in the middle of your current contract. If you are not sure, call your current supplier.
Will the supplier provide their rate at the beginning of the month or in advance of the service being used?
Your disclosure and contract summary should tell you the price you agreed to pay when you enrolled with your supplier. If you have any questions, contact your supplier. Their phone number is on your bill.
Can the supplier provide historic pricing information?
Historical pricing information may not be available for all products. However, Pennsylvania regulations require suppliers to provide up to two years of historical pricing data upon a customer's request if the supplier is offering you a variable price.
Are all taxes included in the supplier's price?
For residential customers, all applicable taxes are included in the price presented by the supplier. However, if the service is for a second home or property that you rent out, sales tax may apply.
How do I switch to a new supplier if I already have an existing one?
The process is the same with all supplier switching – go shopping – and select the supplier of your choice. Your new supplier will then put into motion the switch. But before shopping for a new supplier, review your agreement with your current supplier to see if there are any penalties for early cancellation. If you are not sure, call your current supplier.