PECO Residential Electric Customers Continue to Leave Utility

Friday November 11, 2011
Posted at 11:38

Pennsylvania residential electric customers are continuing to leave their electric utilities to join one of the state’s many alternative electric suppliers.

According to the most recent statistics from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and Energy Choice Matters, PECO lost 2,700 accounts to alternative electric suppliers from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, compared with 2,500 accounts from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.

Other electric utilities in the state also continued to see a steady stream of residential customers migrate to alternative electric suppliers, although at a slower pace. At West Penn Power, migration continued, but reduced from 1,400 during Sept. 25 through Oct. 1 to 1,000 during Oct. 2 through Oct. 8. In August, migration to alternative electric suppliers at West Penn Power was in the 4,000-customer range.

Migration also continued but slowed at Penelec, which lost 2,500 residential electric customers in early September but just 800 from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 and 650 from Oct. 2 to Oct. 8.

At PPL, migration slowed to 481 customers during the most recent week from 650 the previous week.

Sources

PPL Again Sees Net Decline in Residential Migration,” Energy Choice Matters, Oct. 13, 2011.

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