Whether You Run a Business or Just Live in Pennsylvania, You Have a Choice When It Comes to Energy Suppliers
The result of a royal land grant to Quaker William Penn, Pennsylvania (or Penn’s Woods), is one of the original 13 colonies of the United States, and includes many important historic sites within its borders. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city – was the site of the nation’s first congress, and the birthplace of American liberty. The Declaration of Independence was signed there in 1776, followed by the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.
With only 140 miles of coastline along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary, much of Pennsylvania’s beauty is found in rolling hills and mountain valleys – from the Poconos to the fields of Gettysburg – the tranquility of Lancaster County to the urban amenities of Pittsburgh and Philly, Pennsylvania offers a taste of life to suit nearly every pallet.
It also includes a diverse network of local utility providers, with service territories overlapping cities and counties. Residential customers from a wide array of areas can select a low fixed electricity supply rate from US Power and Light.
Pennsylvania Energy Facts
As of 2014, 51% of Pennsylvania households used natural gas as their primary home heating fuel, while 21% depended on electricity for heat and 19% relied on fuel oil. Other heating fuels used in the state included propane, wood, and coal. Pennsylvania’s annual gross natural gas production, primarily from the Marcellus Shale, exceeded 4 trillion cubic feet in 2014, making Pennsylvania the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer.
In 2015, Pennsylvania ranked second in the nation in electricity generation from nuclear power. The state obtained 37.2% of its net electricity generation from nuclear power, more than from any other source. Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards require 18% of electricity sold by 2021 to come from approved renewable or alternative sources. In 2015, renewable energy accounted for 4% of Pennsylvania’s net electricity generation.
About Energy Choice in Pennsylvania
Residents and businesses in most areas of Pennsylvania have had energy choice since 1996! If you live in Pennsylvania and currently buy your home’s electric or natural gas supply from Duquesne, MetEd, PECO, Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power, Columbia Gas PA, National Fuel Gas PA, or Peoples Natural Gas directly, you may be able to save on your monthly energy costs by switching to a new home or commercial energy supplier, like US Power and Light.
How Energy Choice Works in Pennsylvania?
Your business/home electric or natural gas bill consists of two parts – delivery service and energy supply. Delivery service is the poles and wires that bring electricity or natural gas to your home. The energy supply portion of your bill is for the electricity or natural gas you use in your home. Who supplies that energy is up to you, the customer. While each utility’s home electric or natural gas bill is different, about half of the total bill is for delivery and the rest is for the electricity you use.
Thanks to energy deregulation consumers can switch from their utility to a retail energy supplier, like US Power and Light. Choosing us means you can be informed about how much you’re paying for electricity or natural gas, not just settling for the rate your electric or natural utility is offering you. Just like you shop around for the best cable provider or mobile service plan, you can shop around for your home’s electric and natural gas supply!
Don’t worry, no matter who you choose to supply your energy, your Pennsylvania electric or natural gas utility company is still responsible for maintaining the electric grid or gas lines, delivering electricity or natural gas to homes and handling all service and outage problems.
Why Choose US Power and Light
We make switching easy and hassle-free! With a sign-up and renewal experience that takes minutes, a knowledgeable customer care team that doesn’t leave you hanging (or holding), and communications that don’t require a special decoder ring, being a US Power and Light customer is an easy choice.