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How do you compare electricity prices?

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Compare national electricity prices by region on the U.S. Energy Information Administration website or between state providers on a state website such as the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocacy. Some companies, such as PECO, also provide energy price comparisons on their official websites.

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides an Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers by End-Use Sector table. The table first divides the country into regions, such as New England or the Mid-Atlantic, and then into individual states. It compares the costs of electricity in each state for 2014 and 2015 by cents per kilowatt-hour. By clicking on the icon next to each individual state, you can view electricity usage data for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation sectors.

The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocacy shows price comparisons through charts of local electric companies. Click on the individual electric company files to view price information, and then compare them to the other company files. Representative companies include PECO, Duquesne Light, Penn Power and Pike County Light and Power.

PECO provides charts that enable users to compare prices with competitors. To view these charts, go to the PECO energy website, and click on the Electric Prices to Compare section.

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