Ending state-sanctioned electricity generation monopolies and allowing retail electric customers to choose their power supplier has unleashed growing competition for customer accounts in Pennsylvania. For example, the number of companies competing for residential accounts in the PPL service territory and the PECO service territory are 44 and 46 respectively.
In response to the active competition for their business, customers are choosing a competitive power supplier in growing numbers. The number of customers who have switched to a competitive electricity supplier just passed the 2 million mark. www.papowerswitch.com.
Competitive electricity suppliers now supply 60% of all the electricity sold and consumed in Pennsylvania. More than 90% of the statewide industrial load and nearly 50% of the residential customers in the Duquesne Light and PPL service territories have moved to competitive suppliers.
Why are customers shopping? Lower prices, renewable energy products (see www.choosepawind.com), different contract periods, free power on weekends are some of the benefits consumers can find when they shop.