Pa. Public Utility Commission
One of the PUC’s recommendations would be to increase PGW’s “distribution system improvement charge,” which is billed to customers, above the current five-percent cap.
Acting Pennsylvania consumer advocate Tanya McCloskey says raising the “fixed” portion of electric bills by 68% creates a disincentive to conserve, and will have a larger impact on seniors and low-income households.
The annual Cold Weather Survey shows 23,213 households without electric or gas heat this season, compared to 19,653 in Pennsylvania last year.
PUC spokeswoman Denise McCracken says two administrative law judges have recommended against sanctioning the operations of the ride share company in Pennsylvania.
Much to Mayor Nutter’s chagrin, his controversial plan to sell the Philadelphia Gas Works will not be introduced before City Council adjourns for the summer season.
Pa. state representative Robert Godshall (R-Montgomery County), who chairs the House Consumer Affairs Committee, testified against the changes, saying they won’t do enough to protect consumers from spikes in variable rates.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is moving to address thousands of complaints filed in recent months over rapidly rising electric bills.
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.
State officials put the number of households without heat this winter at more than 19,000, up about three thousand from last year.
A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission says the limousine industry is safer overall than many other transportation segments.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett surveyed some of the damage to utility lines in Peco territory on Wednesday.
A top Pennsylvania regulator thinks not enough people are taking advantage of the opportunity to switch electricity suppliers, but Pennsylvania’s consumer advocate thinks the system is fine as it is.