Electricity Price Ticker

source: PJM
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(This color bar reflects the spectrum of prices for electricity sold in the wholesale power market. It refers to a scale of prices on a map of different zones for wholesale electricity.)

What is the Electricity Price Ticker?

The price listed above is the cost this minute for electricity at the wholesale level. A megawatt-hour is the unit of electricity being used and is equivalent to a million watt-hours. Another way to look at it is that this price roughly translates to the wholesale cost of powering 10,000 light bulbs that are 100 watts each for one hour. The megawatt-hour price is what the local power company pays if it must purchase power right now. However, typically most power is bought through contracts in advance.

The Electricity Price Ticker can also be downloaded onto your desktop as a Windows gadget (for Windows 7 and Vista). Follow the link to download the gadget.


Learn more about how the wholesale power market works.

How Power Gets to Your Home:

“You can find the time, temperature and the current price of gas just about anywhere. What about the price of power - something you rely on everyday?”
--Susan Covino, market expert at PJM Interconnection


The electricity pricing information shown by the Electricity Price Ticker is provided by PJM, the independent Regional Transmission Operator for the Mid-Atlantic region, for informational and educational purposes only. PJM will not be responsible for the actions taken or inaction of consumers in response to the pricing information provided.

Creating awareness for energy consumers

Providing this information is a partnership of industry and academia focused on helping consumers learn more about electricity. The partners are: PJM Interconnection, Penn Institute of Urban Research, Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services, Navy Yard, DOE Grid Star Center, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, and PECO.

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PECO will continue to safely deliver electricity, provide billing and customer support, and respond to outages and other emergencies for ALL customers. And, all customers also can take advantage of PECO Smart Ideas to save energy and money!