WattBuy’s Guide to

Electricity in
Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

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The State of Electricity in Philadelphia

Here's the average monthly bill, usage, and carbon footprint of residents in Philadelphia

Average monthly bill

January

$115

February

$154

March

$129

April

$108lowest

May

$125

June

$202

July

$299highest

August

$260

September

$155

October

$136

November

$136

December

$150

Carbon Emissions

690 lbs CO₂

Monthly Usage

929 kWh

Where does Philadelphia’s electricity come from?

Philadelphia's energy comes from Natural Gas, Nuclear, Coal, Wind, Hydroelectric, and Solar. Natural Gas is the largest source of electricity, providing 61% of Philadelphia's energy. Nuclear is the second largest source, making up 32%. Coal provides 3% of the energy in Philadelphia. Wind provides 2% of the energy in Philadelphia. Hydroelectric provides 1% of the energy in Philadelphia. Solar provides 1% of the energy in Philadelphia.

61%

Natural Gas

32%

Nuclear

3%

Coal

2%

Wind

1%

Hydroelectric

1%

Solar

Solar energy in Philadelphia

The state of solar in Philadelphia

Solar power is on the rise, helping homeowners save on their electricity bills and power their homes sustainably.

379 kWh

Energy generated by average sized system

$17,182

Average system cost

(after federal incentive)

9 years

Payback period

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Energy Efficiency Incentives in Philadelphia

incentivesavingsutility 
Central Air Conditioning - Single Package$300 for SEER ≥ 17.5PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Refrigerators (purchase)$50PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Heat Pump Water Heaters$400PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Sealing and Insulation Products$200-$500PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Split Systems$350 for SEER ≥ 16PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Split Systems$200 for SEER ≥ 16PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Split Systems$200 for SEER ≥ 16PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Split Systems$300 for SEER ≥ 17.5PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Single Package$350 for SEER ≥ 16PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Sealing and Insulation Products$1 to $5PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Smart Thermostats$100PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Single Package$200 for SEER ≥ 16PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Smart Thermostats$50PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Ductless Heat Pump (mini & multi split) Systems$400/systemPPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Smart Thermostats$50PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Split Systems$450 for SEER ≥ 17.5PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Air-Source Heat Pump - Single Package$450 for SEER ≥ 17.5PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details
Central Air Conditioning - Split Systems$300 for SEER ≥ 17.5PPL Electric UtilitiesSee Details

Electricity Providers in Philadelphia

There are a variety of electricity plans available to residents of Philadelphia. The following companies provide electricity plans in the city:

Utilities in Philadelphia

PPLPeco Electricity

Peco Electricity Rates

Peco Electricity has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
Residential Service (R) - TOUTOU16¢ to 42¢
Residential Heating Service (RH)Fixed8¢ to 10¢
Residential Service (R)Fixed10¢
Residential Heating Service (RH)Fixed18¢ to 20¢
Residential Service (R)Fixed20¢

PPL Rates

PPL has several different electricity rates for residential customers, as shown in the table below.

Rate NameRate TypeCost Per kWh
RS (Residential Service)Fixed
RS (Residential Service)Fixed16¢

Peco Electricity Electricity Plans in Philadelphia

The price to compare for Peco Electricity is 9.28¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 929 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care 12

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 12 monthsmost popular
7.18¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care 9

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest <12 months
7.18¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 9

7.69¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

8.09¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
8.39¢18 monthsChoose Plan
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PPL Electricity Plans in Philadelphia

The price to compare for PPL is 10.04¢. Rates are based on an estimated usage of 929 kWh per month.Update usage.

ProviderPlanRate Per kWhPlan Length
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care 9

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest <12 months
9.49¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Tomorrow Energy

Earth Care 12

cheapestcheapest renewablecheapest 12 months
9.49¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 9

cheapest
9.49¢9 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 12

9.79¢12 monthsChoose Plan
Direct Energy

Live Brighter™ 18

cheapest 13+ months
10.09¢18 monthsChoose Plan

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