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Public Utility Commission

(Mayor Nutter, announcing his intention to sell PGW.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Nutter’s Plan To Sell PGW Prompts Strong Response In City Council

One lawmaker this past week lashed out at a state agency which has given its thumbs-up to Mayor Nutter’s plan to sell PGW.

05/25/2014

(A Peco crew member at work after the February 5th ice storm. Photo by CBS-3)

PUC Issues Report Card On PECO, Other Utilities Response To February’s Ice Storm

The Public Utility Commission says PECO and other power utilities should have done a better job.

05/25/2014

(File photo: Philadelphia City Council president Darrell Clarke speaks to reporters in City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

More Wrangling Between Mayor Nutter, City Council Over PGW Sale

City Council President Darrell Clarke is signaling to colleagues that he doesn’t want the mayor’s plan to sell PGW to be formally introduced in council until consultants study the deal further.

04/11/2014

File Photo (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Public Utility Commission Wants To Make It Faster To Change Suppliers

Public Utility Commission says it will speed up consideration of a rule change to allow people to switch electric suppliers more quickly.

03/19/2014

FILE PHOTO: PECO crews work to restore power to residents near 50th and Cedar in West Philadelphia. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Public Utility Commission To Hold Hearings On Ice Storm Power Outage Response

The Public Utility Commission has scheduled a pair of hearings later this month in the suburbs to discuss the response to massive power outages caused by the ice storm last month.

03/13/2014

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

PUC: Wholesale Increases Causing Some Electricity Rates To Rise Significantly

Increases in the wholesale market price for energy are causing some rates to double and triple.

02/17/2014

(A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by Andre Bennett)

Public Utility Commissioner Wants PGW To Be Sold

Public Utility Commissioner James Cawley ripped PGW as being essentially beyond regulation.

07/17/2013

The aftermath of a natural gas blast in Tacony in January, 2011.  (Credit: Jim Melwert)

PUC, PGW Reach Tentative Settlement On Deadly Tacony Gas Explosion

The Public Utility Commission’s enforcement staff and PGW have reached a tentative $500,000 settlement on alleged violations stemming from a deadly gas explosion in the city’s Tacony section in January 2011.

11/16/2012

Members of the PUC listen to testimony. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PUC Probes Overheating Electric ‘Smart Meters’

Power industry officials say they have installed new technology aimed at combating the danger of overheating linked to new electric meters in homes served by PECO.

09/14/2012

(A Nissan Leaf electric car is plugged into a charging station outside an apartment buiding in New York City.   Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Drexel Hosts Discussion On Challenges Of Alternatively Fueled Vehicles

This Thursday at Drexel University, the public is invited to a discussion of alternatively fueled vehicles being hosted by the Public Utility Commission.

05/28/2012

Lenora's Moving Company

I-Team: Unlicensed Movers “A Nightmare”

It is easier than ever today to open up a moving company with the help of websites like Craigslist.

02/29/2012

Mayor Nutter

Mayor Nutter To Release Results Of Study On Whether City Should Sell PGW

Mayor Nutter next week is expected to make public a consultant’s study on whether the city could — and should — sell the Philadelphia Gas Works.

02/07/2012

(The PECO Emergency Response Center, in Plymouth Meeting.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

PECO Gets High Marks For Handling Storm Outages

The chairman of the Public Utility Commission gives Pennsylvania utilities – and PECO in particular – high marks for its response to recent major storms.

10/13/2011