The Keystone State
IOU, Municipal, Cooperative, Retail Energy Suppliers, Wholesale
Utility: Consumers in Pennsylvania may choose their electric and natural gas supplier.
Pennsylvania Electric Choice: Yes. Consumers in parts of Pennsylvania may choose their electric retail energy provider. Buyers who reduce bills and fix overhead costs by choosing an alternate supplier still receive a bill from the local distribution company ( LDC ).
Pennsylvania Gas Choice: Yes. Natural gas is deregulated. Qualified large industrial and manufacturing customers have the opportunity to reduce bills and fix overhead costs by choosing their natural gas provider in Pennsylvania.
Deregulated Gas Year Electric Year
Pennsylvania Yes 1999 Yes 1996 Most of the state offers Natural Gas and Electric Choice.
Pennsylvania Population: 1,280,198 People/ Land Mile: 28.6
Square Miles: 46,054 Land Miles: 44,743 Water Miles: 1,312
Counties PA Zip Codes PA Utility Zip Codes
Electric Retail Average: 10.1 cents/kWh (Ave)
Pennsylvania Power Mix
2019 U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Coal: 17%
• Natural gas: 43%
• Nuclear: 36%
• Hydro: 1.5%
• Wind: 1.5%
• Biomass: 1.3%
Previous U.S. Commodity Sources:
• Coal: 40%
• Natural Gas: 22%
• Nuclear: 35%
• Hydro: 1%
• Other Renewables: 3%
PAPowerSwitch (Energy Shopping website – for electricity)
PAGasSwitch (Energy Shopping website – for gas)
REP Contacts: MidAmerican Energy (A-2015-2496354)