Supplying Residential Electricity in Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania has a deregulated energy market in which customers can choose their energy supplier. Smart Touch Energy participates in the PPL Electric Utilities referral program to offer discounted electricity rates to customers.
Factors That Affect Your Electric Bill
It’s important that you understand your bill. Some of the factors that affect electricity prices include:
- Fuel costs: It takes fuel to supply the energy required to generate and deliver electricity. The costs of these fuels fluctuate, which will directly impact your utility prices.
- Power plant operating expenses: The cost to build, operate, and maintain the power plants that produce electricity can vary, which will affect your electricity prices.
- Distribution expenses: Costs associated with distributing and transmitting electricity may also influence your utility bill.
- Seasons: You’ll likely pay more for electricity in the summer months, especially during hot spells when you operate air conditioning units or fans frequently.
- Location: The cost of electricity can vary significantly from one geographic area to the next due to factors such as fuel costs, power plant accessibility, and government regulations.
- Usage: How much electricity your household consumes will impact your monthly electric bill. The greater the effort you make to conserve power, the more money you’ll save.
- Time of day: Some suppliers charge higher rates for using electricity at peak hours (typically during the late afternoon) than in off-peak hours (early morning and later at night).
What You Can Expect When Switching Suppliers to Smart Touch Energy
Choosing Smart Touch Energy as your electric supplier doesn’t mean a lot of changes to you as a customer.
- You will still receive your bill from your utility company.
- You will continue to pay the utility company.
- Smart Touch Energy will appear as the electricity supplier on your bill, with your contracted price.
- There will be no interruption in service when switching suppliers.
- There is no service fee for switching to Smart Touch Energy.
Contact PPL Electric Utilities to see if Smart Touch Energy is currently accepting referrals under their program.
How Energy Choice (Deregulation) Works
Utility companies buy electricity on the open market and sell it to you at a government-controlled rate.
With deregulation, you have a choice. Electric suppliers like Smart Touch Energy aren’t bound by the same restrictions as utility companies, so you can lock in your rate, time the market, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from fixed rates.
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