Moving to Pennsylvania
From moving in to lowering your average electric bill in Pa.
What’s your reason for moving to Pennsylvania? Is it to work for one of its 24 Fortune 500 companies? Or is it to reconnect with the beauty of Appalachia? Maybe it’s to revisit the historical bedrock of the U.S.?
Regardless, when you “make your move to Pa.” you will touch down in a land of opportunity. The state is ranked No. 11 on US News & World Report’s Best States list for affordability, economic opportunity and equality. Pennsylvania also touts a low cost of living and a booming real estate market with homes selling on average at $180,200.
And you’ll always have a friend in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State ranks 18th on the list of friendliest states according to Big Seven Travel. When compared to its neighbors, most notably New York (50th), Delaware (47th) and New Jersey (46th), Pennsylvanians are the nicest people around. Maybe Philadelphia truly is the city of Brotherly Love.
The freedom to choose your Pennsylvania electric company
Wondering if you pay the average in energy costs? The average residential electric rate in Pennsylvania is about 13 cents per kWh, bringing the average monthly electricity bill to $107. This rate is slightly higher than the national average of about 12 cents per kWh.
If you find your gas or electricity rate is above average, you’re in luck. Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that lets homeowners or businesses compare energy rates and choose their electric supplier. And comparing rates in a competitive market is one of the best ways to control your cost of electricity and natural gas – and maybe keep those energy bills down.
How electricity and natural gas reach your home
All energy companies are regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PAPUC), which aims to keep the utility market competitive for the benefit of companies and consumers alike. While switching to a new energy supplier could save you money, simply shopping can help you better understand your energy plan and discover where your electricity comes from.
Utility companies in Pennsylvania are divided by region, including Citizens Electric of Lewisburg, Duquesne Light, Pennsylvania Power, Metropolitan Edison, PPL Electric, PECO Energy, Pike County Light & Power, UGI, Wellsboro Electric and West Penn Power.
The opportunity to choose your electric supplier is not limited to homeowners. Commercial businesses can decide on their supplier as well. The average commercial electricity rate in Pennsylvania is about 9 cents per kWh, bringing the average electric bill for companies to $491, nearly 22% lower than the national average. Whether you’re moving into a new home or a new office, you can easily find the right plan for your individual needs by entering your ZIP code below.
Pennsylvania is called the Keystone State because of both its geographic location among the 13 colonies and its figurative role as the keystone to the U.S.’s founding. Today, Pennsylvanians embrace the name as a reminder of the state’s role in U.S. history. In fact, Pennsylvanians love nicknames, especially those given to its vibrant historical and blue collar cities.
Beyond the business and home
While getting set up in your new home can be exhilarating, you’ll likely want to venture out to see what else Pennsylvania has to offer. You’ll find the Keystone State has something for everyone.