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Pittsburgh Electricity Prices

Lowest electric rates in Pittsburgh today:

Source: EnergyBot (updated daily, averages based on 4 month trends)

Pittsburgh Energy Data

Last updated May 2021

  • The average Pittsburgh commercial electricity rate is 8.54 ¢/kWh (28% lower than the national average).
  • The average Pittsburgh residential electricity rate is 13.08 ¢/kWh (1% lower than the national average).
Source: Pennsylvania energy data from The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Pittsburgh Commercial Electricity Rates and Plans

How to find the best electric rate for your business

For businesses of all sizes – from small businesses to enterprise-level, the deregulated market has enabled competition. Today, every business has the ability to compare energy plans from top energy suppliers and shop for the best rate available.

In most cases, businesses will be able to effectively manage and/or reduce their monthly electricity costs by switching energy plans and providers every year.

Switch Electricity Providers in Pittsburgh

Finding a new electricity provider in Pittsburgh is simple with EnergyBot. Follow these simple steps to get the lowest electricity rate in Pittsburgh.

Step 1: Shop Pittsburgh electric companies and prices

Enter your zip code at the top of this page and you can quickly see plans from the top Pittsburgh electric companies. For even better pricing use our data linking tool to pull in your historic usage from your utility.

Step 2: Review the plan details

Energy plans often have long confusing contracts. We don't like teaser rates and tricky terms, so we filter out the plans that trick customers into bill spikes. Each plan you see on our site has plan details. This breaks down the most important information about the plan into a way that is easy to understand.

Step 3: Confirm the switch to a new energy provider

Once you have decided on a new energy plan for your home business just follow the prompts to confirm. Once you're done, we give you dashboard to see the status of your contract.

Types of Energy Plans offered in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh energy providers offer rates and plans with a range of options and terms. While you will see many types of plans for the most part they are in two categories: fixed-rate and variable rate.

Fixed-Rate Electricity Plans in Pittsburgh

Fixed-rate plans will have a set price for the term of the contract. Regardless of weather, natural events, or market volatility, your rate will not change. In most cases, fixed-rate plans have a term length of 6, 12, 24, or 36 months. We recommend fixed-rate plans for most customers.

Variable-Rate Electricity Plans Pittsburgh

Variable-rate plan rates may change on a monthly basis based on market factors. Variable-rate plans offer more flexibility but present more volatility in pricing. Price changes may impact your monthly electricity bill in the form of price hikes. In most cases, we do not recommend variable-rate plans.

Pittsburgh Electric Rates

How much is electricity in Pittsburgh? Rates updated daily

About Pittsburgh

Three rivers – the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio – come together to create the unique location for one of America’s most livable cities, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Known as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, the Pittsburgh metro area is the 26th largest in the U.S.

Pittsburgh faced economical trouble decades between 1970 and 1990 when steel production went through a significant downturn. Reflecting its local pride, the city re-invented itself as a hub for multiple new industries and now Pittsburgh is a leading industry complex for manufacturing, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics. Today, eight Fortune 500 companies and over 1600 tech firms, including Google, Facebook, and Uber, have headquarters and/or a major presence in Pittsburgh. To add, the region also serves as long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy.

Today, Pittsburgh’s authentic and hard-working population of 305,000 million have transformed the city into one of the U.S.’s most beautiful and progressive cities.


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Pittsburgh Energy Profile

As a four-season city, Pittsburgh experiences the best mother nature has to offer with milder temperatures throughout the year. As a result, average Pittsburgh electricity consumption is 10,402 kWh per year, which is slightly lower than the national average.

Electricity for Pittsburgh business and residential users is generated across the regional electricity grid, and several entities are collectively responsible for providing electricity:

  • PJM Interconnection: PJM operates the wholesale electricity marketplace and ensures the reliability of the electricity grid, and conducts long-term planning for the future of electricity generation and transmission.
  • Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC): Electricity is regulated at the state level by the PA PUC. The PUC sets rates (which influence how much electricity costs) and manages programs to improve energy efficiency and promote renewable electricity.

For Business Users

  • Average Business Size: 14,109sq ft
  • Average Monthly Usage (kWh): 5,085
  • Avg Monthly Bill: $456.53
  • Potential Annual Savings: $821.75

For Residential Users

  • Average Home Size: 2,240sq ft
  • Average Monthly Usage (kWh): 867
  • Avg Monthly Bill: $ 112.71
  • Potential Annual Savings: $202.88

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