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Allegheny Power Power Outage Phone Number is 1-800-255-3443

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 | Permalink

When your electricity goes out in the West Penn Power utility area you need to call the outage number for Allegheny Power regardless of who your current retail electricity supplier is.

Allegheny Electric Company still owns the poles and wires and is responsible for transmission fo electricity service to your home or business. You can find the power outage phone number for Allegheny\West Penn Power below and in the title above.

Allegheny Power (West Penn Power)

Number to report outages or downed lines: 1-800-Allegheny (1-800-255-3443)

How Allegheny Power Electric Utility Area Consumers Should Shop For Providers

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 | Permalink

Below is a list of the retail commercial suppliers in Pennsylvania that are available to bid on your business electric usage in the Allegheny Utility Area. You may call any of them separately and receive bids or you may choose to work with a broker or energy consulting company.

Some energy consultants use a reverse auction process which offers an unbiased way of getting prices. Other brokers may call themselves consultants but may be an independent contractor for one or two electric companies. You will never get an accurate comparison when dealing with brokers that are simply working for a provider.

When going through a reverse auction process each provider submits their best offers based on historical or estimated electric usage. If your Pennsylvania business has been around for awhile and has historical data this will allow for a more competitive bidding process as the electricity suppliers will have some data to go on.

If you are a new business the electric suppliers will have to work with estimated usage and you may receive some competitive bids from some electric companies while others may decline to bid completely because of the risk associated with taking on a business with no historical electric usage.

In summary, it isn’t all that hard to shop providers on your own without the help of a consultant or broker. Below you have the providers and numbers of some popular companies in the Allegheny area. The main considerations should simply be to go over the terms of service in each providers contract to verify there are no additional fees beyond what the advertised rate is. You may want to specifically ask the energy companies in an assuming way, “what additional charges can I expect on top of the advertised rate?”. If you keep getting the run around with suppliers and you end up looking through more than a couple terms of service because the providers are saying additional fees may apply then possibly consider letting an energy consulting company help you out. Most consulting companies have all the ins and outs of the contracts worked out and negotiated for their customers and can direct you away from agreements that do not favor the customer.

Affiliated Power Purchasers, Inc. (APPI)
Allegheny Energy Supply Company LLC
FirstEnergy Solutions
Residential: 877-524-7283 Commerical: 800-977-0500
OnDemand Energy Solutions
Pepco Energy Services
PPL EnergyPlus, LLC
Richards’ Energy Group
Direct Energy
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources
(866) 999-8374 (Toll Free)
Premier Power Solutions LLC
Sempra Energy Solutions LLC
Taylor Consulting and Contracting LLC
570-414-0880 or 877-237-9936; Fax 570-414-0884
Champion Energy Services LLC
UtiliTech Inc.
Commercial Utility Consultants Inc.
Chrislynn Energy Services Inc.
Utility Rates Analysts
Palmco Power PA LLC
Secure Energy Solutions
Paragon Advisors LLC-Energy Management Solutions
Energy Management Resources (EMR)

Electricity Suppliers in Pennsylvania offer different rate plans

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 | Permalink


When shopping for electricity suppliers in Pennsylvania pay attention to the rate plans. Each electricity supplier will offer something a little different.

You will find similarities among the suppliers for certain rate plans like the 12 month fixed electricity plan. The 12 month plan seems to be the standard although you can sometimes get some good deals by looking at other plans available in the market.

By going through a reverse auction if your a business you can get these Pennsylvania electricity suppliers to put in bids for various electricity plans in order to win your business.

Other electricity providers put in their bids using your historical or estimated electricity usage and the rates go down in price as they compete to win.

An energy consulting company facilitates the prices down as the rates come in from multiple electricity suppliers in PA.

A good suppliers comparison and proposal will show back to back fixed rate offers and the same for variable rates.

The critical component to looking at an electricity rate proposal is to verify there is no customer shaping going on.

Where the proposal is merely a marketing tactic to get you to sign up with a preferred provider you are dealing with shaping.

Although you may see a list of variable prices in an apples to apples chart keep in mind that the first and cheapest provider in the list may hike that rate up after the first month.

The provider at the top of the list of rate plans could be there on purpose simply to convince you to sign up with them even though other provider rate plans may be much better over the long term.

To avoid the potential for falling for a plan that is purposefully deceptive we recommend speaking to an energy consulting company that can advise you on why one plan is better over a another plan with a different price.

Unfortunately the price of a plan does not always tell you the whole picture. If you would like an easy do it yourself step please be sure to review the terms of service and facts label of each plan and look for the potential of a price increase in the short term.

A provider will differentiate themselves from the competition by having a cheap price on at least one specific plan compared to the rest.

Just because that one plan is the cheapest for that particular term compared to everyone else still go ahead and review the terms of service to make sure all fees and charges are included in that price.

List of Pennsylvania Electricity Utilities

The companies listed below provide transmission and generation services but not all offer electricity service to sale. Now that Pennsylvania has deregulated their electricity market you may pick from alternate electric suppliers in your area that may have cheaper rates compared to the old monopoly electric utility companies in PA.

Within each electric utility area will be a list of retail electricity suppliers that can offer you a quote on your electricity account. Some only sell residential electricity while others focus on commercial and industrial electricity usage accounts in Pennsylvania.

  • Allegheny Power
  • Citizens Electric Company
  • Duquesne Light Company
  • Met-Ed (formerly GPU Energy)
  • PECO Energy
  • Penelec (formerly GPU Energy)
  • Penn Power
  • Pike County Light and Power
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • UGI
  • Wellsboro Electric Company
Electricity Suppliers