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Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15237

The city of Pittsburgh is home to 305,704 residents and a metro area of over 2.4 million. Know as the “Steel City”, the industrial sector uses the majority of the energy in the city. In late 1996, Pennsylvania pass House Bill 1509, also known as the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act, which started the process of deregulating the PA energy market. Prior to the bill being passed, consumers in Pennsylvania were paying nearly $10 billion per year in energy prices. The goal of this bill was to drop that number by $2 billion per year by introducing competitors to the energy market. For more information on the Pittsburgh energy market, see the graphs below.

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Usage for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (15237)

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

Rates for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Home and business owners in Pittsburgh, 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: 7.96¢
Best RateTop Pick
Rate per kWh
7.79¢
Plan Length
36 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Constellation

36 Month Home Power Plan

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
7.96¢
Plan Length
18 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

Constellation

18 Month Home Power Plan

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
8.55¢
Plan Length
24 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

YEP Energy

24 Months Fixed

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
8.62¢
Plan Length
12 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

YEP Energy

12 Months Fixed

Plan Details
Rate per kWh
8.65¢
Plan Length
18 mo.
or Call 888-550-3924

YEP Energy

18 Months Fixed

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Solar Score for Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Pittsburgh, PA Solar Score: 41

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Pittsburgh, PA residents and businesses of 15/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score 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 Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Pittsburgh, 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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