Shopping for an electricity rate
We value our relationship with you and strive to provide helpful information so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. You have a choice when it comes to the energy that powers your home or business and that means you can shop around for the price and type of service that best suits your needs.
If you are currently enrolled with an electric generation supplier, follow these simple steps
to get the rate that's right for you.
What is an electric generation supplier?
An electric generation supplier ('supplier') is the company that generates your electricity. DLC is the electric distribution company that transmits power to your home, but does not own the power plants that create the electricity.
Under the "Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act" (Electric Choice) customers can choose which supplier provides their electricity. DLC will continue to transmit and distribute electricity to your home or business. PA Power Switch makes it easy for customers to decide on their preferred supplier based on price, renewable energy sources, and other factors.
Here's how getting electricity used to work:
Here's how getting your electricity works today:
HOW to shop for a supplier:
Review your bill
Shopping for a supplier impacts the supply portion of your monthly bill. First, you will need to know the following information found on pages one and three of your bill.
- Average Monthly Usage: the average amount of electricity you use per month, measured in kilowatt-hours, or kWh.
- Supply Charges: The price you are being charged by your current supplier if you are already shopping.
- Price to Compare (PTC): Duquesne Light Company's current price for the generation and transmission of electricity.
Compare your options
Using your average monthly usage, the PTC, and/or supply charges, you may find one of the following options to better fit your needs. Or, if you value the use of renewable energy, you may select a supplier that generates electricity through alternative sources, such as solar, wind and hydropower.