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Make the Switch to Renewable Energy
Switching to renewable, clean energy is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to reduce your carbon footprint1. Deregulation in Pennsylvania means that YOU can choose the supplier that PECO buys your electricity from.
If this customer chose a renewable energy supplier which charges $0.10 per kWh, the monthly charge for electricity supply would be: 507 kWh x $0.10 = $50.70.
If you choose a renewable energy supplier, PECO will still deliver the power to your home, bill you and handle emergencies. All that will change is the “Electric Supply” portion of your bill.
The cost of renewable electricity is competitive with non-renewable suppliers—in some cases the price is a bit lower and in some a bit higher.
What About Oil and Gas?
Some renewable suppliers offer certified carbon offsets that are automatically purchased based on your monthly usage. Carbon offset programs finance projects that reduce carbon emissions equal to what is generated by your oil/gas usage (e.g. forest or wetland restoration). Inquire with renewable electricity suppliers about availability.
Carbon offset programs can also be purchased independent of your utility. These may be tax deductible and often offer calculators so that you can purchase offsets for your airline and automobile travel. One transatlantic flight generates carbon equivalent to a year's energy usage for a typical home.
Ready to Make the Switch? Here is How...
Before you start, get a recent Peco bill, you will need:
Considerations Before Switching
Still wondering if switching to renewable electricity is worth the ~15 minutes it will take? Think of this:
1. Go to www.papowerswitch.com
2. Enter your zip code, click “Go”
3. Select your account type (“Residential” or “Residential Heating”), click on “Full Results”
4. Enter your zip code and your monthly electricity use (in kWh)
5. On the left of the screen look for “Special Programs”, select the type of renewable energy you want, click on “Filter Results”. Pay attention to the Percent Renwables for each supplier, look for 100%.
6. The price of your monthly energy generation for each supplier will be displayed. You can compare this to your current bill (Energy Supplier)
7. Ready to switch? Choose a supplier, click on “sign-up”, review the
pricing/contract details and follow the sign-up steps.