A recent public hearing found nearly nine in ten Pennsylvanians are aware they can shop around for different – and possibly cheaper – electricity providers. Despite the high awareness level, just a quarter of customers have made the switch.
Polling data from different sources was reviewed at a hearing on power choice conducted by the Public Utility Commission. Kevin McCloskey of Alphabuyer says his firm found that 86-percent of Pennsylvania residents are aware of electricity deregulation, but many are just apathetic about it.
“Apathy relating to ‘the potential savings just aren’t worth the time and effort’.”
But despite that perception among customers, 23-percent have made a switch and PUC Vice Chairman John Coleman thinks that’s good considering the entire state only recently reached competitive status.