Potomac Edison

Since Maryland is a deregulated state, Potomac Edison customers are able to compare electricity providers.  By switching electricity providers, customers can select a plan that best fits their electricity needs. Potomac Edison will continue to deliver the electricity with the same reliability.
Potomac Edison is owned and operated by FirstEnergy. Potomac Edison provides service to various Western counties in Maryland.

FirstEnergy is headquartered in Akron, Ohio. FirstEnergy is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems. Based on 6 million customers, FirstEnergy services selected areas in the following states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland and New York.

Service Areas

Potomac Edison services various counties in Pennsylvania including:

  • Garrett
  • Allegany
  • Washington
  • Frederick

Potomac Edison also services selected areas of the following counties:

  • Carroll
  • Howard
  • Montgomery

How to Find the Best Provider for Your Electricity Needs

At, we work hard to provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to help customers find the best electricity plan for their home or business. We do not represent any retail electricity provider, we’re simply here to help save you money and to help you find best provider.

At the top of this page, you will find an easy and FREE tool that does the hard work for you. Simply type your zip code in the box, select Potomac Edison as your utility, and you will be presented with a list of retail electricity providers that you can choose from.

When looking through the available plans for each provider, have your most recent utility bill on hand that way you can compare rate options. What you are currently paying for your electric supply can be found on the second page of your Potomac Edison bill, in the Charges From Electric Generation Supplier section. In this example, the supply rate (also called generation) is highlighted in yellow.

How to Make the Switch

You can switch electricity providers easily by typing your zip code in our Compare & Switch tool. Following, you will be able to view a variety of options in your area and select a provider that suits your needs best.  The provider you select will need to know your account information, so be sure to have your most recent utility bill on hand. Potomac Edison will immediately be contacted by your new provider. You will begin to see your new electricity provider on your Potomac Edison bill after one to two billing cycles.

If you’re having trouble locating your Potomac Edison Customer Number, it can be found on the first page of your bill:

There’s no need to contact Potomac Edison, you new provider will complete the switching process for you. You can expect your new rates to show up on your utility bill in one to two cycles.

If you have and questions or concerns, or if you’re having trouble with our Compare & Switch tool, please feel free to contact us or email us at