PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A spokeswoman for the Public Utility Commission says nearly seven percent of PECO’s residential customers have opted to switch suppliers now that electric rate caps have expired.

PUC spokeswoman Jennifer Kocher says overall, including both business and residential customers, about 9.4 percent of PECO customers have switched suppliers; representing about 40 percent of the utility’s load.

For just residential customers, it comes to 6.8 percent, which Kocher says is tops among the four Pennsylvania utilities whose rate caps expired on the first of the year, “It’s good. Residential customers are the hardest customer base to attract to the switching. It takes a lot more education.”

Kocher says the important thing to remember is that it’s not now, and never will be, too late to switch suppliers. You can compare prices and offers by going to the PUC’s web site,

Reported By Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio.