Pa. PUC Urges PGW To Hike Gas Bills So It Can Rebuild Failing Pipes QuickerOne 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.
Pa. Consumer Advocate Says She'll Fight Peco Request For Big Fixed Monthly Electric IncreasesActing 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.
Tens of Thousands of Pa. Households Starting This Winter With No HeatThe annual Cold Weather Survey shows 23,213 households without electric or gas heat this season, compared to 19,653 in Pennsylvania last year.
Uber Should Be Kicked Out of Pennsylvania, Regulatory Officials RecommendPUC spokeswoman Denise McCracken says two administrative law judges have recommended against sanctioning the operations of the ride share company in Pennsylvania.
Phila. City Council Set For Summer Recess With PGW Deal On HoldMuch 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.
Plan To Limit Variable Electric Rate Hikes in Pa. Clears HurdlePa. 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.
Pa. PUC Tightens Notification, Response Requirements on Electric SuppliersThe Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is moving to address thousands of complaints filed in recent months over rapidly rising electric bills.
Pa. PUC Suggests Electric Customers Socked in January Ask For AdjustmentsA 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.
Pa. Officials Urge Residents To Contact Their Utility After Heat ShutoffState officials put the number of households without heat this winter at more than 19,000, up about three thousand from last year.
After California Tragedy, Pennsylvania Limo Watchdogs Staying AlertA spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission says the limousine industry is safer overall than many other transportation segments.
Gov. Corbett Tours Power Repairs In Montgomery County, Pa.Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett surveyed some of the damage to utility lines in Peco territory on Wednesday.
State's Consumer Advocate Defends Pa. Electric Supplier System As PUC Mulls ChangesA 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.