Office of Consumer Advocate Simplifies

Electric Choice Shopping for PECO Energy Customers

CONTACT: Mike Wood, PECO Energy (215) 841-4125

Susan Henry, OCA (717) 783-5048

PECO Energy customers who would like information on how to shop and compare prices for an electric supplier on an "apples-to-apples" basis will receive some valuable assistance in their next PECO Energy bill. All PECO Energy customers will receive an Electric Choice and Price to Compare guide from the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate(OCA) as an insert with their October bill. The guide includes background information on shopping and a list of licensed electric suppliers and their prices for PECO residential customers. There is comparison price information for regular residential and residential heating customers that shows how much PECO Energy customers would pay to each supplier for generation and transmission service at two different usage levels.

The Pennsylvania Electric Choice Program allows consumers to choose the company that provides the generation and transmission portion of their electric service. The cost for generation and transmission make up the customer's Price to Compare. PECO Energy customers with questions can call the OCA toll free at 1-800-684-6560 or PECO Energy's Consumer Choice Education Center at 1-800-980-9655.

The Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) is a state agency that represents the interests of Pennsylvania utility customers before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts. The OCA was created by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1976 and is an independent office within the Office of Attorney General.

PECO Energy Company owns and/or operates 9,261 megawatts of electric generating capacity with a diverse generating portfolio consisting of nuclear, hydro, coal, oil, natural gas and landfill gas. The utility supplies electric service to 1.5 million and natural gas to 420,000 customers across southeastern Pennsylvania and sells wholesale power in 47 states and Canada through its power marketing organization, Power Team.