Pike County

Pike County Light and Power Company is a subsidiary of Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc, which is owned by Consolidated Edison. As a whole Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc serves over 300,000 electric customers and about 130,000 gas customers across multiple states. Pike County Light and Power services a small portion of NE Pennsylvania, serving over 4600 electric consumers and over 1100 natural gas customers.​​​​​​​

All Pike County Light and Power customers get to take part in the PA electric choice program, which means they have the freedom to shop electric suppliers in PA in order to find a supplier that best meets their needs and budget. This freedom was granted in 1997 after energy deregulation in Pennsylvania, which allowed many more PA electric suppliers to enter the market.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Within the first 12 years after deregulation in PA, roughly 600,000 people took advantage of the PA electric choice program and switched to different PA electric suppliers. Today there are even more PA electric suppliers for Pike County Light and Power customers to choose from, which makes it an excellent time to take part in the PA power switch as a means of lowering your PA electric rates.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

As you start to shop electric suppliers in PA, be sure to ask about the following important points: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Is there an introductory promotion available? If so, how long does it last? And what will your PA electric rates be after the promotional period is over?
  • Is there a cancellation fee? Some Pennsylvania electric suppliers prefer to lock you into a contract that includes an early termination fee. Others require no such fee. Just make sure you read the contract and understand the fine print before you choose from among the many Pennsylvania electric suppliers.
  • Will your rate change if your usage patterns change? Generally, the higher your usage, the more money you can save on your PA electric rates. However, your rate quote from Pennsylvania electric suppliers may be based on your current usage – so if you expect usage to change significantly, ask how these changes will affect your rates.

Once you know the answers to these questions, then you can feel confident about using the PA electric choice program to choose a different energy supplier.