Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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State Legislation Introduced To Regulate Uber And Lyft

Senator Carmera Bartolotta says these companies are operating under a two-year authority granted by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


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PUC’s Decision To Deregulate Verizon Landline Service Could Prove Costly To Consumers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has just deregulated landline phone service, and consumer advocates warn it could lead to a sharp increase in prices.


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Sale Sidelined, Phila. City Council Opens Wider Hearing on Future of PGW

Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who also chairs the city’s Gas Commission, scolded the mayor for, in her view, excluding City Council from the bidding process.


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Pa. PUC Tightens Notification, Response Requirements on Electric Suppliers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is moving to address thousands of complaints filed in recent months over rapidly rising electric bills.


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Public Utility Commission Hears From Montco Residents About Ice Storm Power Outage Response

Residents got a chance to speak up about complaints they may have regarding the response to the power outages caused by last month’s ice storm.


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PUC Looks Into Power Outage Responses Following Ice Storm

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.


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Low Temperatures Lead To Higher Wholesale Electricity Prices

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.


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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.


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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.


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Electricity Choice Helping PA Customers Save Green By Going Green

More than 1.7 million Pennsylvania electricity customers have shopped for a better, or greener deal.


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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?


Pa. PUC Faults PGW For January’s Fatal Natural Gas Explosion in Tacony

The 24-page PUC report concludes that PGW failed to follow many of its own safety procedures on site, including taking too long to shut off gas and electricity in the area where gas was leaking.


(Photo of the aftermath of the deadly gas explosion in Allentown earlier this year. The surcharge would pay for aging infrastructure. Credit: Oren Liberman, CBS 3)

Push For Gas Utility Surcharge In Pennsylvania

Robert Powelson, Chairman of the Public Utility Commsssion, continues to push for a gas utilities surcharge to finance the replacement of aging gas line infrastructure.


Pa. Regulators Pleased With Switch Rate Among Peco Customers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) says nearly seven percent of Peco’s residential customers have opted to switch suppliers now that electric rate caps have expired.


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Part 1: Deregulation Explained

The new year signals the dawn of a new day for electric customers in Pennsylvania.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/05/2011