Pennsylvania ranked No. 1 in offering utility choice
For years after Pennsylvania opened up its electricity market with a deregulation law in 1996, most customers had few choices beyond their local utility. Now the state ranks No. 1 in a study that gauges number of offers from competing residential power suppliers.
The study by management consulting firm Distributed Energy Financial Group LLC also put Pennsylvania at No. 3, behind Texas and Canadian provinces, for numbers of residents choosing alternate suppliers and its variety of offers, and No. 4 for competing commercial and industrial suppliers.
In Western Pennsylvania, 43.2 percent of Duquesne Light residential customers buy power from one of 26 companies. Other switching statistics: West Penn Power, 26 percent, 12 companies; and Penn Power, 28 percent, five companies.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Former Pa. Gov. Corbett: From pension critic to collector
- Injuries to Penguins’ Ehrhoff, Letang force defense to pick up slack
- Reversing the field: Pirates continue to raid Yankees for hidden skill
- Reliever Holdzkom among three players cut by Pirates
- Five is enough for Penguins’ defensemen
- Trench collapse traps Butler County worker
- Pgh. International leader strives to inject Pittsburgh flavor into airport
- Ohio governor Kasich, a McKees Rocks native, considers presidential run
- Pirates notebook: Locke the choice to be 5th starter
- Steelers’ Tomlin, Pirates’ Hurdle share similar philosophy
- Ligonier doctor’s appeal to practice rejected