When you choose an alternative energy supplier you will still receive one bill from PECO and be serviced by PECO.
If installing solar is not an option for your property, buying renewable electricity is the next best option in this sector. Buying renewable electricity supports the renewable electricity industry but does not result in a 1 to 1 increase in renewable electricity generation, but an undisclosed fraction.
100% renewable electricity contracts have often been found below the PECO cost in the past, but NOTE: There has been a market disruption in 3rd party power provider costs for both renewable and “brown” power and prices 2 times PECO’s price to compare or more have been recently observed. You may want to explore other options, like installing solar, or simply wait for the market to settle if you are not willing to pay a steep price premium. (as of July 2022)
Renewable natural gas is a biogas that is obtained from decaying biomass in landfills or anaerobic digesters. It is NOT obtained from drilling or fracking. Although all natural gas goes into the same pipeline, buying natural gas means that you are supporting the sustainable portion of that mix.
Shop for renewable electricity suppliers at PA Power switch or http://www.papowerswitch.com. Plug in zip code, choose "Residential" and click on the "Renewable Energy" at the bottom of the left side bar and sort by price. Check for 100% Renewable Energy in the information box
Most renewable electricity offers are out-of-state wind. However, there are options to purchase electricity produced from PA wind or solar installations.
When you choose an alternative electricity supplier you will still receive one bill from PECO. 100% renewable contracts have often below the PECO cost in the past.
WATCH FOR...Changes to your rate at the end of a term contract. Be proactive and shop for a different rate before your contract ends.
Time-Of-Use (TOU) Pricing is an optional, generation-only rate for Advanced Metering Infrastructure metered, non-Customer Assistance Program, residential and small commercial customers. Time-Of-Use Pricing offers different supply prices at varying times of the day and week:
Participation requires choosing PECO for your electric supply. If you currently have an agreement with an alternative supplier, check your supplier contract or ask your supplier to see if there are any penalty/switching fees or cancellation fees before switching or cancelling.
You could see potential savings on your energy bill by shifting use of electric appliances, such as your washing machine, dishwasher, or air conditioner, to times when demand is lower.
PECO’s Standard Offer Program (as of Jan 2023 - not available - but can check with PECO)
PECO offers a fixed-rate price at 7% below PECO’s current Price to Compare, for a term of one-year with no cancellation or termination fees. You can cancel at any time. Save money & the environment! Suppliers can opt in and out of the program monthly, so you may ask to see if a company you like is on the plan.
Simply take the following steps:
• Login in to your Peco account to search offers based on your location: https://www.peco.com/MyAccount/MyService/Pages/PennsylvaniaStandardOfferProgram.aspx
• call Peco to ask to enroll in the standard offer program and choose a 100% renewable supplier (you may have to request a specific company-see list below)
• You will be notified 45-60 days before your contract expires, but mark your calendar for the end of the 1-year term to be sure to sign up again or choose another option.
List of 100% Renewable Companies:
* Disclaimer: Companies are neither endorsed nor recommended.
Alpha Gas and Electric LLC
AGAIN WATCH FOR...Changes to your rate at the end of a term contract. Be proactive and shop for a different rate before your contract ends.
The Energy Co-op from Philadelphia is a member-owned nonprofit which offers renewable natural gas as an alternative gas supplier. As of 2021, there is premium to pay for this product.
There are multiple other companies that offer gas contracts that are offered as carbon neutral. This means that carbon offsets were purchased by the company on your behalf. The gas itself was still obtained from fossil fuels.
When you choose an alternative electricity supplier you will still receive one bill from PECO
Learn from the experts on how to purchase renewable energy easily, stay serviced and billed through PECO and avoid the pitfalls. We are here to help by email at Havswitch@gmail.com
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