If you live in Pennsylvania and PECO (formerly Philadelphia Electric Company) is your utility, you are able to shop around for your electricity from different retail electricity providers. By shopping around, you are able to find lower rates and better plans that best fit your needs, and PECO will continue to deliver your electricity with the same service and reliability.
In fact, PECO encourages their customers to shop around. Since deregulation was fully completed in 2011, PECO has been required to buy its electricity and sell back to the customer at no profit. Therefore, PECO has no incentive to compete for customers – since it’s only able to profit from the delivery of the electricity, and not the sale of actual electricity.
Below you will find information that can help you find the best retail electricity provider for you and your home or business. Once you’ve found the ideal provider, switching is easy.
PECO Service Area
PECO is the largest utility in Pennsylvania. The utility serves almost 1.5 million residential electricity customers and over 150,000 commercial and industrial electricity customers in six counties in Eastern Pennsylvania.
- Bucks County
- Chester County
- Delaware County
- Montgomery County
- Philadelphia County
- York County
How to Find the Best Provider for Your Electricity Needs
At ElectricityRates.com, we work hard to provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date information to help you make the best retail electricity choice for your home or business. We do not represent any retail electricity provider, we’re simply here to save you money and help you find the right option.
You’ll find an easy, FREE tool at the top of this page that does the hard work for you. Type in your zip code in the box, select PECO as your utility, and you’ll be presented with a list of retail electricity providers that you are able to choose from.
When looking through the available plans for each provider, have your most recent utility bill on hand so you know that you’re looking at the correct rate options. What you are currently paying for your electric supply can be found on the second page of your PECO bill, in the Electric Residential Service (or Business) section. In this example, the supply rate is 7.660 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh).
Also be sure to look for duration options (you might find 1-month variable rates, or 3- 6- 12- or 18-month fixed rates), incentives to switch, cancellation fees, and any other information that would create the best plan for you.
How to Make the Switch
Switching is easy once you’ve selected the provider that offers a plan that best fits your needs. You can switch from the comfort of your own home—over the phone or in some cases, online. The provider you select will need to know your account information, so be sure to have your most recent utility bill on hand. PECO will immediately be contacted by your new provider, so you only have to make that one 10-minute call. You will begin to see your new provider on your PECO bill in one to two billing cycles.
It’s that easy.
If you’re having trouble locating your PECO account number, it can be found on the top left of the first page of your bill:
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