Karen Murphy, distribution service representative for PPL Electric Utilities, is one of our many employees who save by shopping for their electricity supply. Our employees shop, so it’s a good idea for all customers to check out the fixed-price offers at PAPowerSwitch.com. We shop. You can, too. Why pay more than you have to for electricity?

I shop for electricity supply to save money, plain and simple. When you do comparison shopping, you want the best price possible.

Friends and family often ask me what I think about shopping. Does it hurt PPL Electric Utilities if I shop? Is it hard to do? Does it take long?

We want customers to shop. Every saved cent per kilowatt-hour adds up and puts a few more dollars in your pocket.

I tell them it’s worth taking a little time to look at what’s available on PAPowerSwitch.com, the PUC’s website that lists all suppliers and their offers in your area. And while we value customer loyalty, the price to compare – what we charge customers who don’t shop – is merely a pass-through cost for us. We don’t make any money on it.

Sure, it takes a little investment of time to search, scan and sort the supplier offers. But the website makes it easy, and it’s really no different than shopping online for other products. You look for the best deal and make a decision based on your needs.

I always suggest that they consider a fixed-rate plan. I like the stability of a fixed plan without fees, if I decide to cancel early and go with another offer.

To me, the time is worth the money.