Penelec is an electricity company in Pennsylvania and offers the primary service of delivering electricity to homes and businesses over the poles and wires they own in their service territory.

If you move into a new home or business facility in the Penelec service territory and choose not to compare electric rates you will by default be on their electric rate they offer called the “rate to compare”

The rate to compare is often higher in price than competitive offers available by competing electricity companies in their service territory but not always. Because you can usually get a cheaper electricity rate when comparing their price with other energy companies it is worth choosing an alternate electric supplier in PA.

The advertised electricity rates in PA should bundle in all fees and charges including GRT (Gross Receipts Tax), transmission and generation charges.

When visiting the First Energy Penelec website they do not offer any clear chart that shows their electricity rate plans as they primarily advertise their electric distribution business.

The retail electricity side of their business is called First Energy Solutions and is a separate division of the company. Penelec cannot show any price discounts or favoritism to their retail side called First Energy or face government penalty.

The only rate plan you will find on their site is the “rate to compare” as listed on a pdf file. The file lists the retail electricity providers electric rate for residential customers, business, and a few other rate classes.

There are not many rate plan choices available through Penelec but just single solitary rates based on the rate class your in.

Popular Penelec Electric Service Territory

Penelec operates in these popular service territories: McKean PA, Huntingdon PA, Tyrone PA, Clearfield PA, Carrolltown PA, Philipsburg PA, Franklin PA, Martinsburg PA, Ebensburg PA, State College PA, Bellefonte PA, Altoona PA, Lewistown PA, Northern Cambria Pennsylvania, Mansfeld PA, Troy, Towanda, Alba, and Canton.

In summary because your limited in regards to rate plans and choice when staying on the default electric rate they offer it is worth shopping around and comparing other offers.

Some of the larger cities in the Penelec service territory area are Clearfield, Reynoldsville, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Bellefonte, Park Forest, Altoona, Patton, and Portage.

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2 Responses to Penelec

  1. james martinNo Gravatar says:

    Is there a free light bulb program in our area? I have friends in other areas of pa that have taken advantage of this program.

    • EdNo Gravatar says:

      The Penelec area as well as most areas of the country have things like free light bulb programs every so often. I recommend going to the Penelec website and seeing if your electric utility area is offering any type of energy efficiency program.

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