Saving money on your electric bill can be achieved in a number of ways, and shopping for your power supply is one of them.

Overall, nearly 47 percent of PPL’s 1.4 million customers shop for their electricity supply. Nearly three-quarters of the power used by customers in March came from alternative generation suppliers.

If you don’t shop for your power supply, we’re required to buy it on your behalf and pass on the cost without profit to us. That cost is known as the price to compare and that price changes twice a year, on June 1 and Dec. 1.

The price to compare will go down on June 1 for both residential and small-business customers, but you still may be able to get a better offer from a competitive supplier.

You can find the current price to compare at our website.

Remember, no matter where you buy your power, we’ll always deliver it safely and reliably and respond to any power problems on the system.

If you shop, be sure to understand all the terms and conditions of your power supply contract, including whether the rate is fixed for the term of the contract or whether it can vary. Also be sure to know if there are any early cancellation fees. To find offers from suppliers, visit the state Public Utility Commission’s shopping website, PAPowerSwitch.com.