PPL Electric Utilities & Energy Choice

  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges

  • PPL Electric Utilities delivers electricity to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in central and eastern Pennsylvania. According to their website, the company regularly ranks among the country’s best utility companies for reliability and customer satisfaction.

    Areas Served by PPL Electric Utilities

    PPL Electric is your utility company if you live in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Bethlehem, Allentown, Berwick and many other cities in eastern Pennsylvania. The map for this utility region is shown below.

    ppl electric utilities service territory map

    Compare PPL Electricity Rates vs. PPL Price to Compare

    PPL Electric Utilities’s residential Price to Compare for the generation supply portion of your bill is 10.040¢/kWh from June 1, 2024 – November 30, 2024. Compare that to the supplier rates below.
    Plan Name Term Rate/kWh
    Public Power 12 Month Fixed with Monthly Fee 12 9.59 ¢
    Constellation 24 Month Home Power Plan 24 11.29 ¢
    Constellation 12 Month Home Power Plan 12 10.79 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 15 15 10.89 ¢
    Direct Energy Live Brighter 18 18 10.89 ¢
    XOOM Energy Sure Lock 12 12 11.29 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 12 12 10.59 ¢
    Public Power 6 Month Fixed 6 10.39 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 6 6 10.29 ¢
    Energy Harbor Safe Harbor 24 24 11.49 ¢

    Energy Choice Lets You Shop for Suppliers

    PPL Electric Utilities is part of the Pennsylvania electricity choice program.

    Under this program, you can shop for an electricity supplier for your home or business, or you can get your power from the utility at the price to compare or default service rate.

    Regardless of who you choose for your electricity supply, your utility will still deliver the power to your home, respond in an emergency and send your bill.

    But, when you select an Electric Generation Supplier (EGS) you can usually lock in a competitive rate that gives you price certainty.

    Shop PPL Electricity Rates By Zip Code

    PPL Price to Compare Rate History

    The PPC price to compare or rate to compare is updated on June 1st and December 1st each year. It’s the rate you pay if you don’t choose an electricity supplier.

    In the chart below you’ll find the Price to Compare current and historic rates. The historic rates show a recent sharp increase in the cost of electricity for residential customers.

    Effective DatePrice to Compare
    June 1, 2024 - November 30, 202410.040¢
    December 1, 2023 - May 31, 202411.028¢
    June 1, 2023 - November 30, 202312.126¢
    December 1, 2022 - May 31, 202314.612¢
    June 1, 2022 - November 30, 202212.336¢
    January 1, 2022 - May 31, 20228.941¢
    December 1, 2021 - December 31, 20219.502¢
    December 1, 2020 - November 30, 20217.544¢
    June 1, 2020 - November 30, 20207.317¢
    December 1, 2019 - May 31, 20207.284¢
    June 1, 2019 - November 30, 20197.632¢
    December 1, 2018 - May 31, 20197.59¢
    June 1, 2018 - November 30, 20187.04¢
    December 1, 2017 - May 31, 20187.45¢
    June 1, 2017 - November 30, 20177.46¢

    Here’s the PPL price to compare history in a graph format. You can easily see how the your utility electric rate changes. Recent historic prices show a big increase in utility rates.

    Power Outage – Who to Call

    If you have a power outage, you’ll contact your utility company for assistance.

    • Report outage by text: Text “outage” to “TXTPPL”
    • Report outage online

    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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