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Location: Philadelphia, PA 19151

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the 6th largest city in the US with a population of over 1.5 million people. The Philadelphia metro-area is the 7th largest in the nation with an estimated 7.2 million residents. Philadelphia residents have had the ability to shop and compare electricity supply rates since the state passed the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act in 1996. The goal of this bill was to lower the energy rates in the states by restructuring the state's utilities and introducing competitors to the market. Since the bill was passed, energy rates have dropped considerably state-wide. For more information on the Philadelphia energy market including electricity rates, energy sources, solar score, and energy usage, see the graphs below.

Usage for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (19151)

Monthly average household energy usage in PA compared to the national average.

Rates for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Home and business owners in Philadelphia, PA have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

Your Price to Compare: 9.85¢
Best RateMost Popular
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 855-798-0821


36 Month Home Power Plan

Plan Details
Best Green
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
6 mo.


Green 6 Month Fixed Rate

100% Renewable Sources
Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
9 mo.
or Call 844-249-7816

Direct Energy

Term Optimized Live Brighter 9

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
8 mo.

Energy Harbor

Safe Harbor 8

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Clearview Energy

Clear Guarantee 12

Plan Details

Solar Score for Philadelphia, PA 19151

Philadelphia, PA Solar Score: 54

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the graph:

    • Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
    • Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
    • Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.

Sources for Philadelphia, PA 19151

Philadelphia, PA produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Pennsylvania is the 2nd largest nuclear energy producing state behind Illinois
    • PA is the 3rd largest supplier of electricity in the country behind Texas and Florida
    • While coal is still a main source of energy, natural gas has risen significantly in the past decade
    • Wind and solar energy are the primary sources of renewable energy in the state.


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