As a Penelec customer, you are able to shop around for your electricity supply. By switching electricity providers, you can select a plan that fits your needs best. Penelec will continue to deliver your electricity with the same reliability.

Penelec, also known as Pennsylvania Electric, is owned and operated by FirstEnergy. Penelec services a large portion of Pennsylvania. In addition to Penelec, FirstEnergy also operates three other Pennsylvanian utilities including Met-Ed, Penn Power, and West Penn Power.

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

Penelec services a wide range of counties Pennsylvania. Most counties in the western region while others are in the north-eastern region. Penelec is the primary utility in the following counties:

  • Erie
  • Crawford
  • Warren
  • Forest
  • Venango
  • Jefferson
  • Indiana
  • Clearfield
  • Combria
  • Somerset
  • Blair
  • Huntingdon
  • Mifflin
  • Tioga
  • Bradford
  • Sullivan

Penelec also serves selected areas in the following counties:

  • Clarion
  • Elk
  • Bedford
  • Juniata
  • Perry
  • Cumberland
  • Franklin
  • Centre
  • Mc Kean
  • Potter
  • Lycoming
  • Wyoming
  • Susquehanna
  • Wayne

How to Find the Best Provider for Your Electricity Needs

Here at, we strive to provide you with the most valuable and up-to-date information. We do not represent any retail electricity provider; rather, we present a variety of electricity providers allowing customers like you to compare options. We are here to save you money and to help you find the right provider. You will find an easy and FREE tool at the top of this page that will identify electricity providers in your area. Simply type your zip code in the box, select Penelec as your utility, and you’ll be presented with a variety of options to choose from.

Make sure to have your most recent utility bill on hand when comparing providers. That way you can easily compare rate options. What you are currently paying for your electric supply can be found on the second page of your Penelec bill, in the Charges From Electric Generation Supplier section. In this example, the supply rate (also referred to as generation) is highlighted in yellow.

How to Make the Switch

Once you have selected the best provider and plan for you, switching is fast and easy. You can switch either online or over the phone. Simply type you zip code in our Compare & Switch tool and view a variety of options in your area. The provider you select will need to know your account information, so be sure to have your most recent utility bill on hand. Penelec will immediately be contacted by your new provider. You will begin to see your new provider on your Penelec bill after one to two billing cycles.

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

There’s no need to contact Penelec – Your 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