About Ethical ElectricWho is Ethical Electric?
Ethical Electric is a supplier of 100% clean, renewable energy and a retail electricity supply company. In some states we are called an “ESCO” which stands for “Energy Services Company” or an “EGS” which is an acronym for “Electric Generation Supplier.” We are a Certified B Corporation, which means we are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet high standards for having a positive impact on the world and benefiting society.
We currently serve residential and commercial customers in Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Ohio and the District of Columbia. Soon, we'll be expanding to Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine and eventually Texas.
Ethical Electric is available to people served by the following utilities:
|Utility Name||Service State|
|Atlantic City Electric Co.||NJ|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.||MD|
|Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.||NY|
|Commonwealth Edison Co.||IL|
|Consolidated Edison Co. Of New York Inc.||NY|
|Delmarva Power & Light Co. DE||DE|
|Delmarva Power & Light Co., MD||MD|
|Duke Energy Ohio, Inc.||OH|
|Duquesne Light Co.||PA|
|Jersey Central Power & Light Co.||NJ|
|Metropolitan Edison Co.||PA|
|New York State Electric & Gas Corp.||NY|
|Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid Co.||NY|
|Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.||NY|
|PECO Energy Co.||PA|
|Pennsylvania Electric Co.||PA|
|Pennsylvania Power Co.||PA|
|Potomac Edison Co.||MD|
|Potomac Electric Power Co., DC||DC|
|Potomac Electric Power Co., MD||MD|
|PPL Electric Utilities Corp.||PA|
|Public Service Electric and Gas Co.||NJ|
|Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.||NY|
|West Penn Power Co.||PA|
We serve residential, commercial, government, municipal, and educational customers.
Energy deregulation gives consumers the power to choose the supplier of their electricity. This means that while the consumer’s power lines are still maintained by their local utility, the consumer can choose what type of power is put on those lines.
When you become a customer of Ethical Electric, you'll be supporting clean, renewable energy from wind and solar, every time you pay your power bill. Ethical Electric purchases renewable electricity on behalf of our customers, in the form of grid power plus renewable energy credits (REC). We also work to support the growth of the renewable energy market, using the power demand of our customer. By becoming an Ethical Electric customer, you’re helping to reduce the amount of polluting fossil fuels.
Ethical Electric is different in two ways. First, we sell only 100% clean energy from renewable sources like wind and solar. No 50% or 20% products. Second, we have an explicit social mission to do good by supplying as many homes as possible with clean energy.
When you switch to clean energy, your utility will get your energy from a licensed clean energy supplier, Ethical Electric. Ethical Electric applies strict standards to its energy, sourcing solar and wind from as close to your town as possible.
Ethical Electric tries to source as much renewable energy as possible from the regions in which our customers live. By sourcing as close to our customers as possible, we are supporting the growth of the renewable energy industry, helping you and your neighbors live healthier lives with cleaner air.
No, and because the way electricity works, no one needs to. All the power you purchase from is replenished with 100% clean and renewable energy. As an Ethical Electric customer, your electricity purchase will match your values and you’ll prevent air and water pollution from being created on your behalf.
Yes, you’ll be greatly reducing your carbon footprint by sourcing electricity that comes from clean, renewable sources. You’ll also be helping to increase demand for clean energy, paving the way to become less reliant on polluting fossil fuels.
Yes, we are! Visit www.JoinEthical.com to find out about our open positions.
Ethical Electric's customer care and sales representatives are available Monday to Friday 9 am - 6 pm, Eastern Time. Our sales representatives are also available to help you sign up for new service on Saturday 11 am - 4 pm Eastern Time.
Upcoming Holiday Hours
- 12/24, Christmas Eve - 9am- 3pm EST
- 12/25, Christmas Day - closed
- 12/26, Day after Christmas - closed
- 12/31, New Years Eve - 9am-3pm EST
- 1/1, New Years Day - closed
- 1/2, closed
- New Years Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
About Signing UpHow can I sign up for clean energy?
Just visit this page to get started. It takes about two minutes to choose clean energy for your home.
You can quickly and easily get a price quote for a plan in your area through our website. Click here to get started. You can also call 1-800-460-4900 to get a quote by phone.
Yes. We offer both variable and fixed plans. For either type of plan, there is no cancellation fee or early termination fee. So, if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your clean energy supply, you can cancel at anytime without penalty.
In short, supporting new renewable energy development costs a little more than delivering dirty energy. Residential electricity use is typically higher in the winter and summer months when usage is almost always the biggest factor influencing electricity bills.
Ethical Electric buys clean, renewable energy on the open market. Like any other commodity, prices fluctuate. We buy the most affordable, local clean energy available to us. We offer variable pricing plans to ensure that we’re giving our customers the best price at a given time. If the price of renewable energy goes up on the market, it will go up slightly for our customers on variable plans. If it goes down, our customers will pay a lower price. If you don’t want a variable price, we offer fixed price plans as well, which allow you to lock in a fixed rate for the length of your contract term.
No, your service will not be interrupted when you switch to Ethical Electric. Your utility will still maintain the wires, prepare your bill and provide reliable service. The only thing that will change is where your utility will get your electricity from: solar and wind sources supplied by Ethical Electric.
Yes. No new equipment or home visit is required. When you switch to clean energy, your utility will get your energy from a licensed supplier, Ethical Electric. Ethical Electric applies the strict standards to its energy, sourcing solar and wind from as close to you as possible.
When you switch to Ethical Electric, you will continue to get a bill every month from your current utility. Ethical Electric’s name will appear on your bill as your supplier after service has started. You will continue to pay that bill every month, but instead of your utility buying polluting energy for you, you’ll be supporting renewable energy through Ethical Electric.
No, we do not charge any fees to switch to Ethical Electric. However, you may want to check if your current supplier has any cancelation fees.
If you currently receive and pay your electric utility bill every month on your own, then you have the power to switch to Ethical Electric without approval from your landlord. But if you live in an apartment building or condo where all units’ electricity usage is rolled into one bill and paid by the landlord or condo association, then you would need to convince the person who manages that utility bill to switch to Ethical Electric. We would be more than happy to talk to them about this switch, if you refer them to us. Have them email email@example.com.
Your utility will switch your home’s energy source to clean energy on your next meter read date. This is typically 15-40 days after you enroll with Ethical Electric, depending on where you live. Once you sign up with Ethical Electric, you can track your clean energy start date on your online account.
We arrange everything. Ethical Electric will notify your utility company that you have chosen to source your electricity from clean sources. And, together with your utility, we will ensure that the switch is made.
If you currently have a contract with another alternative supplier, your utility company will notify them that you have chosen to switch to Ethical Electric. We suggest that you refer to your supplier’s terms of service to ensure there is nothing required of you, such as a cancellation fee payment. If your supplier does charge a cancellation fee, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-888-444-9452. We may be able to pay part or all of your fee, or schedule your signup for a later date.
Your price includes electric generation services including renewable energy credits, transmission, and gross receipts tax recovery fee. It does not include charges from your electric distribution company or state and local sales taxes. Please refer to your terms and conditions for the full details of your plan. You will receive a copy of your terms and conditions of your plan in the mail a few days after you enroll.
If you have chosen a fixed price plan, you can expect the rate of your electric supply to stay the same for the length of your agreement. If you have chosen a variable rate plan, your rate will vary with market conditions from month-to-month. Regardless of your choice, you will receive a copy of the terms and conditions of your plan in the mail a few days after enrollment. Please refer to the terms and conditions for the full details of your plan. You will receive a copy of your terms and conditions of your plan in the mail a few days after you enroll.
We charge no fees to cancel or change your plan. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your clean energy service, please call our Customer Care line toll-free at 1-888-444-9452.
No, we do not charge any extra for net-metering. We encourage homes and businesses with solar to get the remainder of their electricity needs met by 100% wind power from Ethical Electric.
About BillingDo I get a bill from Ethical?
You will continue to receive one bill each month from your current utility. Ethical Electric will appear on your bill as your supplier after your service has started.
You will continue to receive your bill from your current utility, but within one to two billing periods of signup, you should see Ethical Electric listed in the electricity generation supply portion of your bill. If you have a question about the electricity generation supply portion of the bill from Ethical Electric or think that there may be an error in your enrollment, please contact us at 1-888-444-9452.
Your local utility issues residential electrical bills and handles collections. Contact your local utility to discuss residential payment option programs.
Since your local utility issues residential electrical bills and oversees collections, your local utility also establishes the policy about late payments and can provide you with that information.
Contact your local utility, which reads the meter, to discuss whether you can select your meter read date.
Your local utility company handles all billing and collections. If you cannot pay your bill, please contact your utility company directly to discuss payment alternatives.
Ethical Electric supports budget billing for its residential customers in Pennsylvania, based on the budget billing rules in each utility market. Contact your utility to determine if you are eligible to participate in its budget billing program; your utility will notify Ethical Electric of your budget billing status. We’ll then calculate your average monthly bill amount based on your historical usage and agreement rate. Each month you will pay an energy generation services charge based on this calculated average. Once per year (or earlier, if you terminate your agreement with us prior to the end of the agreement term), we will calculate a “true-up” fee – a credit to your account or an amount due – representing the actual amount of energy used during the budget billing period, and you are responsible for full payment for all energy used. Budget billing simply allows you to spread the amount due over the year vs. experiencing fluctuations in your monthly amount due.
All payments should be made directly to your local utility by following the instructions on your bill.
If you have a question about the electricity generation supply portion of the bill from Ethical Electric, contact us at 1-888-444-9452 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a question about the amount due, contact your local utility company at the number shown on your bill.
Your utility issues residential electrical bills and sets payment due dates. Contact your local utility to discuss residential payment due date programs that may be available.
About Member ServicesWhat if my power goes out?
If your power is out, please contact your local utility. In the event of an emergency, call 911 immediately. Here are the phone numbers for the utilities where Ethical Electric has service.
|Utility Name||Phone Number|
|Atlantic City Electric||1-800-833-7476|
|Consolidated Edison Company of New York||1-800-752-6633|
|Delmarva||New Castle County (DE) and Cecil and Harford Counties (MD):
Kent and Sussex Counties (DE) and the Eastern Shore of Maryland:
|Duke Energy Ohio||1-800-543-5599|
|New York State Electric & Gas Corp.||1-800-572-1111|
|Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.||1-800-743-2110|
|West Penn Power||1-800-686-0021|
You will continue your clean energy service until it is cancelled by you or Ethical Electric. If you are on a fixed rate plan with us, you will receive notice from Ethical Electric prior to the expiration of your initial term regarding the continuation of your clean energy service.
If you have a question about the electricity generation supply portion of the bill from Ethical Electric, contact us at 1-888-444-9452. If you have a question about the amount due, contact your local utility company at the number shown on your bill.
If you move, your agreement with Ethical Electric is cancelled. If you are moving within our footprint and would like to continue being a customer of Ethical Electric, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-444-9452. We will work with you and your utility to get you enrolled at your new address.
About Ethical Electric’s MissionWhat is Ethical Electric's mission?
Our mission is to switch as many American homes and businesses to clean, renewable energy as possible. That's because we want a world free of catastrophic climate change with pure, clean air.
Ethical Electric is a Certified B Corporation, a designation by the nonprofit B Lab which certifies that we meet high standards for having a positive impact on the world and benefiting society. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their employees, suppliers, community, consumers, and environment.
Ethical Electric partners with leading environmental and social change organizations by donating a portion of every member's utility bill. We’re currently funding a range of groups, from The Wilderness Society, to the League of Conservation Voters, to the Arbor Day Foundation. You can read more about the organizations Ethical Electric supports on our Partners page.
We'd love to hear more. You can recommend them for consideration by emailing us with this form.