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Suing The Power Company After An Outage

When there is a power outage, people – and offices that can’t do business – start to wonder: can I sue the power company if there’s a blackout?

08/18/2014

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Pa. Ranks Out Of Top 10 States For Solar Energy, N.J. Ranks 3rd

Penn Environment field organizer Sophie Grueterich says while Philadelphia has set a goal of producing enough solar power for 20,000 homes by 2025, more solar-friendly policies are needed to make it happen.

08/06/2014

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Pa. Attorney General: File A Complaint If You Think You’re Being Gouged For Electricity

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is inviting consumers to file complaints with her office if they believe they have experienced abnormal and extreme increases in costs for electricity.

02/27/2014

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Almost A Week Later, Some Residents Still Without Power

In certain places where the road is blocked, where power is a memory, where trees tangle and sprawl out on electric lines over homes long abandoned. It would seem normal life has all but ceased.

02/10/2014

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Gov. Corbett Tours Storm-ravaged Montgomery County

PECO crews are working to restore power to thousands in the area, including in Montgomery County.

02/06/2014

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Pa. Electric Customers Urged To Review Contracts After Recent Price Increases In Wholesale Power Market

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is warning electric customers who have a competitive supplier to review their contracts after recent price increases in the wholesale power market.

01/31/2014

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Regional Power Grid Operator Urges Consumers To Cut Back Electric Usage

Conservation measures will not only help maintain the power grid but will also help soften the blow of heating bills that may soar after yet another bout of bone-chilling cold.

01/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: Pinching Pennies With Your Heating Costs

First comes the frigid cold, then comes the big utility bills. If you haven’t received a larger than normal heating bill this winter, it’s probably coming. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about simple things you can do to keep costs under control.

01/27/2014

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D.A.: Former Philadelphia Police Officer Stole About $10,000 Worth Of Electricity

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 50-year-old Douglas Deimidio with Theft of Services for tampering with the electric meter inside of his home

10/02/2013

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Expert: Using Less Electricity Could Lessen Burden Of Recovery From Disasters

Natural disasters cost every one of us, even if we’re not hit by a hurricane or tornado and someone has added up the bill.

06/16/2013

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3 On Your Side: PECO Raises Rates

The generation and transmission portion of your monthly electric bill, will go up on average $13 to $15 a month. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, there is no time like the present to shop around for a better rate.

10/01/2012

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Have A Generator For Power? Be Neighborly And Share

There may be no more irritating sound in the world than the rumbling of a neighbor’s generator when your power is out. But it is possible to make it more tolerable with a little generator etiquette.

07/01/2012

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Gloucester City Now Home To Largest Rooftop Solar Power Plant In North America

The largest rooftop solar power plant in North America now sits atop two refrigeration buildings along the Delaware River in Gloucester City, New Jersey, in the shadow of the Walt Whitman Bridge.

04/05/2012

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Electricity Prices Falling In Pennsylvania Due To Dual Market Forces, Says Expert

The price of electricity is dropping in our area. But why is that the case?

02/13/2012

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Thanks To Congress, Light Bulb Standards Stay The Same

One New Year’s resolution you won’t have to make is to get ready for the phase-out of 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. Enforcement of the change was de-funded by Congress.

12/31/2011

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