*Energy rates change daily
Since Pennsylvania electric deregulation began in 1996, businesses have the power to choose their electricity provider or to continue to purchase from their utility company. For businesses, large and small, the Pennsylvania deregulated market allows you to compare energy plans from top energy suppliers and shop for the best rate. EnergyBot makes it as easy as purchasing a flight online.
In 1994 the Public Utilities Commission began investigating the energy market and published their findings in "The Report and Recommendation on Electric Competition".
Their research convinced the state assembly to pass the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act in 1996. Over the next 15 years, Pennsylvania removed market rate caps by region gradually forming a free market.
Utilities are the entities in charge of the operation and maintenance of the energy infrastructure, like wires and towers. The local utilities in Pennsylvania include Penn Power, Penelec, Duquesne Light Company, PPL Electric Utilities, West Penn Power, and Met-Ed. Each utility is responsible for transporting electricity from the generators to residential homes and businesses in their specific region of Pennsylvania.
Energy providers in Pennsylvania, like Direct Energy, Entrust, and Public Power, are the competitive energy retailers. Each energy provider buys energy from the wholesale market (the generators) and then re-sells it to consumers (homeowners, renters, and businesses).
In most cases, the consumer (the homeowner, renter, or business) signs a contract with an energy provider for a specific energy plan. The basic energy plan details the rate class, the energy rate per kWh, the contract term length (6, 12, 24, 36 months), and other contract terms like the cancellation fee policy.
It is estimated that Pennsylvania is home to 1 million small businesses in a wide variety of industries and categories. Small businesses in Pennsylvania make up 98.2% of the total businesses in the state with the remaining 1.8% being large or enterprise level companies.
As of the latest SUSB census, Pennsylvania small businesses employed 2 million people in the state. The 2.4 million small business employees represent 46.9% of the total employees in Pennsylvania.
927,691 Small Businesses
Firms with fewer than 100 employees have the largest share of small business employment.
Coal is the states primary energy source
2.1 million small business employees (46.2% of the total workforce)
Health Care and Social Assistance
Accommodation and Food Service
We are an online marketplace that connects businesses with the cheapest energy rate. We make the buying process simple and transparent.
Select your new plan, we will work with your new supplier to setup your new energy contract, your service continues without interruption.
EnergyBot is constantly aggregating data from top energy suppliers and publishing the energy rates for each zip code. The EnergyBot Rate is the best energy rate that we can find for your business.
EnergyBot is an online marketplace that helps businesses quickly and easily compare energy suppliers, plans, and rates in their area. With the simple goal to help businesses switch to the best energy for their business, EnergyBot cuts out the middleman – energy consultants and energy brokers, and enables businesses to switch online. EnergyBot also eliminates the fees and sales commissions that businesses may pay when using a traditional energy broker.
In Pennsylvania, energy brokers may advertise promotional rates and offer their services free of charge – which is not exactly the truth. Most energy brokers “bake in their commissions and fees” into the energy rate (per kWh) that businesses will pay – which means that a business may pay a higher rate than necessary when using a broker. EnergyBot rates are simple and transparent and published on our site every day for businesses to review and compare.
The goal of energy market deregulation was to create competition among energy suppliers so that they would be more efficient and ultimately offer lower, more competitive rates, to consumers. Unfortunately, most businesses and residential consumers have found that comparing energy plans is overly complicated and confusing.
EnergyBot makes energy simple. With a fast and transparent online experience, businesses can now compare plans and select an energy rate in just a few minutes. With basic information about your business and energy usage, EnergyBot will quickly compare current rates from top energy suppliers and provide a list of recommended plans for your business. Switching to a new energy plan is now as easy as booking a flight online.
EnergyBot makes it easy to switch energy providers. Simply visit our website, compare and select energy plans in your area, submit the necessary business information, and then upload your most recent energy bill. The EnergyBot team will seamlessly work with your new supplier to make the switch to the new energy plan. And the energy service to your business will continue without interruption.
You will pay your electricity bill directly to your local utility company. EnergyBot will never send you a bill.