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Penelec started over 100 years ago as the Pennsylvania Electric Company, with 2 miles of electricity line and a grand total of 16 customers. Over the years, the company expanded to become one of the largest utility companies in Pennsylvania, serving more than 600,000 customers over 17,000 square miles. Penelec is owned and operated by FirstEnergy, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems.

All Penelec customers benefit from Energy Choice. This means that you have the ability to compare competing offers from leading Pennsylvania electricity providers and switch to a better rate than what you’re paying. Over 155,000 Penelec customers have made the switch as of June 2020.

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Here are some of the best plans available for Penelec on

Utility: PenElec
Plan Term & Rate per kWh


36 Month Home Power Plan

36 months

Rates Updated: 9/23/2020 at 8:00 AM EST.

To see all plans in your area, enter your ZIP Code in the Rate Comparison Tool at the top of the page.

How To Compare Electricity Rates

The Rate Comparison Tool is designed to make electricity shopping easy. All you need to do is follow this simple three-step process, and you will have a great new rate in minutes!

How to Compare Penelec Electricity Rates
  1. Enter your ZIP Code – To see plans and providers in your area.
  2. Compare electricity providers and plans – Pay attention to each plan’s length and electricity supply rate.
  3. Switch electricity providers – After finding the plan you want, just fill out the necessary info and switch!

That’s all you have to do. Your new provider takes care of the rest. It takes about one to two billing cycles for your new plan to take effect. You still get your bill through Penelec, so the only change for you is your electricity rate.

Penelec Energy Choice

By default, Penelec customers receive both their electricity delivery and supply from the utility. By participating in Energy Choice (sometimes called PA Electric Choice), Penelec customers can choose their electricity provider and realize potential savings over the default rate charged for electricity supply (Price to Compare).

There are over 100 electricity providers that Penelec customers can choose from, ranging from small, local electric companies in Pennsylvania to large national providers like Constellation and Direct Energy. Some providers, like Verde Energy, specialize in providing 100% renewable energy plans.

Having so many options can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to Energy Choice. makes your choice simple by eliminating the guesswork and only bringing you great rates from leading providers to choose between in our Marketplace.

Penelec Service Area

Penelec delivers electricity to a large area of Pennsylvania spanning many counties. It includes the northwest corner of the state (including Erie, PA), and runs down through the middle of the state until it hits the southern border with Maryland and West Virginia.

Cities Served:

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

Counties Served:

  • Armstrong
  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Bradford
  • Cambria
  • Centre
  • Clarion
  • Clearfield
  • Crawford
  • Cumberland
  • Erie
  • Forest
  • Franklin
  • Huntingdon
  • Indiana
  • Jefferson
  • Juniata
  • Lycoming
  • Mckean
  • Mifflin
  • Perry
  • Potter
  • Somerset
  • Sullivan
  • Susquehanna
  • Tioga
  • Venango
  • Warren
  • Wayne
  • Westmoreland
  • Wyoming

Understanding Your Penelec Electricity Bill

You will find two types of charges on your Penelec bill: delivery charges and supply charges. Switching electricity providers allows you to take control of your electricity supply charges.

Utility Delivery Charges

These charges go to your utility company Penelec and ensure the reliable delivery of electricity. They will be labeled on your bill as “Charges From Penelec.” These charges are set by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, so they do not change when you switch electricity providers.

Electricity Supply Charges

Electricity supply charges are the charges for the electricity you use. These charges are based on your electricity supply rate, which is on your electricity bill (use this rate when comparing electricity providers).

To learn more about your Penelec electricity bill, click here.

Penelec Price To Compare

The Price to Compare is the price per kilowatt-hour you will be charged if you receive default service and have not taken advantage of Energy Choice. If you receive your electricity supply from Penelec, this is the number you would use when comparing electricity plans. You can find the Price to Compare on your electricity bill.

Penelec Customer Programs

As a Penelec customer, there are many programs you can use to save money on your energy bills, appliances and more.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Appliance Turn-In Program – Have that old working refrigerator that’s collecting dust taken off your hands and get a nice $50 in the process.
  • Appliance Rebates – Get money back on ENERGY STAR certified appliances.
  • FirstEnergy’s Home Energy Analyzer – A fast and free online report of your home’s energy usage to see where you can cut back to save the most.

There’s bound to be something for you, so learn about all of Penelec’s customer programs to see how you can save.

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