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How to Choose & Switch

You may be able to save money by shopping for an energy supplier! We want you to understand how to choose the best supplier for you. PECO does not endorse any suppliers. We also will not call you or visit your home to promote suppliers.

How do I shop for an electric supplier?


  • Click “Shop for Electricity” > Find Rates > Shop for Your Home or Business
  • Search using the zip code where you have PECO service

Decide which factors are important to you

  • Supplier Rate ($ per kWh)
  • Price Structure: Fixed or Variable Rate
  • Term Length
  • Use of renewable energy
  • Enrollment and cancellation fees

Choose your supplier

  • You found a supplier that meets your needs. Click “Sign Up for this Offer.” (You will need your PECO account number to sign up).
  • The Standard Offer Program (SOP), also known as the Customer Referral Program (CRP), is a great way for Residential and Small Business customers to save 7% on their electric supply by enrolling with a competitive supplier.
  • Switching suppliers won’t change your electric service. PECO will safely and reliably delivery your electricity no matter which supplier you choose.

How do I shop for a natural gas supplier?


  • Click on “Shop for Natural Gas” > Find Rates > Shop for Your Home or Business
  • Search using the zip code where you have PECO service.

Questions to ask suppliers

The following are some questions to ask when shopping for a new electric or natural gas supplier. For more questions, visit

  • What is the price per kWh (electric) or price per CCF (natural gas)?
  • Is the price fixed, variable or does it depend on time of day or usage?
  • What is the length of the agreement?
  • Will I receive a notice before my contract expires? What happens when my contract expires?
  • If there a fee for switching or cancelling?
  • Is there a monthly or daily charge?Is there an enrollment fee?
  • Does the supplier offer a choice of energy sources, such as renewable energy?

What happens after I switch suppliers?

  1. PECO will send you a letter confirming the details of your supplier switch
  2. The supplier you choose will send you an enrollment packet. This will include details about your agreement such as:
    • Your rate ($ per kWh or $ per CCF)
    • Price structure: Fixed or variable rate
    • Length of agreement
    • Enrollment and cancellation fee
  3. For an electric-only switch: An electric supplier switch or a return to PECO could result in a short-bill. You will receive this bill within one week of your switch. Note: This may be a different time in the month than you usually receive your PECO bill. You will receive a short-bill every time you switch electric suppliers. This bill will include:
    • Final charges from your previous supplier, from your last billing date through the effective date of your switch
    • Any balance from your previous bill that you may have not paid yet.

You will receive another bill during your monthly meter reading cycle. This will include charges for the remaining bill period.

How do I switch or cancel?

Before switching or cancelling, check your supplier contract or ask your supplier if there is a fee to cancel.

Ways to Switch or Cancel

  1. Contact your supplier directly

    • A supplier switch request (supplier enrollment, supplier drop, or return to PECO) for electric becomes effective in three (3) business days.
    • A supplier switch request (supplier enrollment, supplier drop, or return to PECO) for natural gas becomes effective on a scheduled meter reading date.
    • When PECO receives a request for an alternate supplier switch, we send you a letter including the supplier name, the effective date of the switch and the expectations for you and PECO.
  2. Sign up with another supplier

  3. Call PECO at 1-800-494-4000

    • We’ll return you to PECO as your supplier at the current Price to Compare (PTC). Check with your supplier to find out if cancellation fees apply.

More Information

For more information about shopping for suppliers, visit our Customer Choice FAQs.

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