Utility deregulation is something that many Pennsylvania energy consumers have been enjoying for some time now but not all residents in the Lansdale area are so lucky.  Apparently customers living in certain municipalities in Pennsylvania that maintain their own electricity supply there is not the option to shop around for a lower electricity rate.  According to the company this is because they do the work for their energy consumers whereas other companies require their customers to do the work.  The AMP-Ohio consortium agreement made by the municipalities means that those municipalities buy their electricity at wholesale prices and then provide it to the residents at whatever cost they pay based on the market.  Residents of Lansdale and surrounding areas such as West Point, North Wales, Franconia, and Chalfont should contact Electric Rates to find out if they are in an area where they can choose energy companies.

  • Residents within a two block distance from each other may or may not be able to switch energy companies.
  • Some Lansdale customers have stated that they pay more for their electricity through the municipality than they would if they switched to one of the comparison companies.
  • The AMP-Ohio consortium agreement will be in place until December 31, 2015.
  • Other boroughs or municipalities that are experiencing the same situation include but are not limited to Middletown, Quakertown, Lewisberry, Saint Clair, Weatherly, and Royalton.

From all indications the only way that these energy consumers in the certain municipalities affected can switch from one energy company to another is by moving out of their homes and into another one, which is not very convenient.  But considering nothing will change until 2015 and some customers are supposedly paying up to $80 more for their electricity per month it might be a smart financial decision.

Call Electric Rates at 1-800-971-4020 to find out I you like in one of these municipalities so that you can determine if comparing rates is something you can do.

A quick phone call and Electric Rates can help you figure out what you may have been wondering for some time already.


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