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Pennsylvania electricity customers who receive their monthly electric bill from the Metropolitan Edison Electricity (Meted) company are likely to see a huge increase on their expenses this summer if they are not purchasing their power from a competitive supplier. On June 1, 2014 the default rate for generation and transmission service for Meted residential customers increased from $0.07753 to $0.09725 per KWh. The increase will result in a 25% increase in the price customers pay for power on their monthly Meted electricity bills. The 25% increase only represents the rise in the rate and not the jump in usage that most consumers see in the summer months compared to the spring. Taking into account both the usage and rate increases, Meted residential customer are expected to see electric bills 35-55% higher in June through August as compared to March through May.

The rate increase will only occur for Meted customers who have not selected a competitive supplier. Customers who have not shopped pay a default rate for power labeled the “Price to Compare”. If a consumer can find a competitive rate lower than the current price to compare they will be able to save money on their Meted electric bill.. Current competitive Meted electricity rates are showing savings as high as 17% versus the Meted default price to compare rate.

Below is a list of updated Meted competitive electricity prices. All offers are updated on a daily basis and are offered from companies who are licensed by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


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Power companies who have taken notice to the success of electric choice in Pennsylvania’s largest cities are now targeting the smaller towns by offering competitive rates and instant bill savings. The Metropolitan Edison Company is the fourth largest electric utility in the state of Pennsylvania delivering power to more than 550,000 power users, all of whom are outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Meted customers have seen a surge in electricity competitive rate offers as power companies continue to enter the area looking for new customers.

The competitive power companies have been successful in their marketing efforts to Meted customers. Over the last year the residential switch percentage, the number of customers who are purchasing their power from a competitive supplier in relation to the total number of Meted residential customers, has surged to 35.9% as reported by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The Meted switch rate is actually higher than the 32% switch rate of Pennsylvania’s largest electric utility, PECO Energy, where power companies have spent more efforts on gaining customers.

Residential customers in the Meted service area are learning that can save money on their monthly Meted electric bills by shopping for competitive low electric rates. Customers who do not shop for competitive rates pay a default electric rate through Meted. Though the Meted default rate recently went down, competitive rates in the area still remain lower. The majority of power companies offering service to Meted customers offer consolidated billing which means that the customer continue to receive the same familiar electric bill from Meted even after they switch.

A list of some of the more competitive rate offerings for Meted residential customers is below. Rate offers are updated daily.


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Though Pennsylvania has had an active energy choice market for several years, only recently have customers living in the Meted utility service area seen the benefits. As a result of rising Meted generation and transmission rates, competitive electricity suppliers have started offering low electric prices to customers with properties in the Meted service area.

As the fourth largest power utility in Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Edison serves over a half million residential electricity customers, all of which are now able to shop and compare Met-Ed electricity rates in order to save money. Many competitive energy suppliers were slow to enter the Met-Ed market because the default rates in the area had been low over the past couple of years. This price environment did not allow for competitive rates to offer savings to Met-Ed consumers which is often needed in a newly deregulated market in order to stimulate shopping. With the default rate recently increasing and competitive power rates dropping, the opportunity for competitive electricity suppliers has finally arrived and the result has been lower Met-Ed electric bills for consumers who take the time to power shop.

Current competitive electricity rates are providing significant savings to Met-Ed residential electricity customers. The switching process in Met-Ed simply requires a consumer to choose a competitive electric rate and enroll either online or by phone. Once the switch request is in you can expect the new electric rate to kick in at the next available scheduled meter read date. After that you simply get your Met-Ed electric bill as usual with the competitive electric rate replacing the Met-Ed default price to compare rate.


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Pennsylvania electricity customers serviced by Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) are seeing competitive electric rate offers for the first time. Met-Ed default prices were capped until January 1, 2011 which had previously kept energy companies away. Now that the default price caps have been lifted competitive suppliers are able to offer low electric rates for consumers.

Electric shopping has been a success in other parts of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania utility companies PECO Energy, Pennsylvania Power & Light, and Duquesne Light have seen increased competition and shopping activity among their customers. Similar results are expected for the Met-Ed territory.

Met-Ed will continue to serve as the electric delivery company for their customers even if a switch for lower generation prices is made. Electric choice in Pennsylvania is about choosing your generation electric supplier, the utility company remains the same and remains regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


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