A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission spokeswoman says electric customers with variable-rate plans from competitive suppliers have seen winter rates double and even triple in some cases.
Increases in the wholesale market price for energy are causing some rates to double and triple.
The purpose of the investigation is not to point the finger, but to see if any improvements can be made predicting or handling power outages.
A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission says the limousine industry is safer overall than many other transportation segments.
This Thursday at Drexel University, the public is invited to a discussion of alternatively fueled vehicles being hosted by the Public Utility Commission.
The price of electricity is dropping in our area. But why is that the case?
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.