Penelec Electricity Rates - Price to Compare & Supplier Rates

  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges

  • Penelec is the electric utility company for central and western Pennsylvania serving more than 600,000 customers They are owned by FirstEnergy Corporation, which also operates 3 other utilities in Pennsylvania: Met-Ed, Penn Power and West Penn Power.

    If Penelec is your electricity company, you can purchase power from them or use your electric choice and select an electricity supplier.

    Areas Served by Penelec

    Penelec is the electric utility company for Erie, Altoona, Johnstown, Shippenburg and many more.

    They are your utility company if you live in the following counties:


    Compare Penelec Supplier Rates vs. Price to Compare

    Penelec (FirstEnergy)’s residential Price to Compare for the generation supply portion of your bill is 9.74¢/kWh from June 1, 2024 – August 31, 2024. Compare that to the supplier rates below.
    Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    Public Power 12 Month Fixed with Monthly Fee 12 8.89 ¢ Details
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 12 12 9.69 ¢ Details
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 6 6 9.69 ¢ Details
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 6 6 9.99 ¢ Details
    Constellation 12 Month Home Power Plan 12 10.09 ¢ Details
    Public Power 6 Month Fixed 6 10.09 ¢ Details
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 10.39 ¢ Details
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 12 12 10.39 ¢ Details
    Public Power 12 Month Fixed 12 10.49 ¢ Details
    Constellation 24 Month Home Power Plan 24 10.59 ¢ Details
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 15 15 10.69 ¢ Details
    Public Power 15 Month Fixed 15 10.79 ¢ Details
    XOOM Energy Sure Lock 12 12 10.99 ¢ Details
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 24 24 11.29 ¢ Details

    Shop Penelec Electricity Rates By Zip Code

    Shop for Electricity Rates in Penelec

    Penelec is part of Pennsylvania customer choice. That’s the common name for electricity deregulation in PA.

    You can get your electricity supply from your utility. Or you can shop for a PA electricity supplier licensed by the PA Public Utility Commission.

    No matter who who you buy power from, Penelec continues to deliver the power to your home, respond in an emergency and send your bill.

    If you choose the Penelec to supply your electricity, you’ll pay their Price to Compare. And your price will change quarterly.

    Or you can shop for a competitive supplier with offers like the rates you see here. You can lock in a fixed rate and have price certainty for the term of your contract.

    Electric Generation Suppliers can often give you a rate that’s lower than the current price to compare. And you can lock in that rate for a contract length term that you select. That’s why it pays to shop and save on your electricity bill.

    Penelec Price to Compare – Current and Historical Rates

    Penelec Price to Compare updates quarterly with market prices in March, June, September, and December.

    The current rate in the table below is what you would pay for electricity if you stay with this utility as your default electricity supplier (Rate RS – Regular Residential Service). You can also view historical Price to Compare to see how rates have changes.

    Effective DatePrice to Compare
    June 1, 2024 - August 31, 20249.74¢
    December 1, 2023 - May 31, 202410.609¢
    September 1, 2023 - November 30, 20239.703¢
    June 1, 2023 - August 31, 20239.703¢
    March 1, 2023 - May 31, 20239.561¢
    December 1, 2022 - February 28, 20239.889¢
    September 1, 2022 - November 30, 202210.021¢
    June 1, 2022 - August 31, 20228.443¢
    March 1, 2022 - May 31, 20226.232¢
    December 1, 2021 - February 28, 20226.507¢
    September 1, 2021 - November 30, 20216.761¢
    June 1, 2021 - August 31, 20216.462¢
    March 1, 2021 - May 31, 20214.981¢
    December 1, 2020 - February 28, 20215.667¢
    September 1, 2020 - November 30, 20205.598¢

    Power Outage – Who to Call

    If you have a power outage, you’ll contact your utility company for assistance. Report your Penelec power outage online, which is the preferred method. You may also call them at 888-544-4877.

    About Rebecca Bridges

    Rebecca Bridges has worked in deregulated energy markets since 2001. As chief marketing officer for ElectricityPlans, she focuses on helping consumers save on their electricity bills and find the best electricity plans. Outside of work, Rebecca uses her marketing experience to support dog rescue and can often be found hiking or biking local trails.

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