Public Utility Commission
It appears the state’s biggest basic landline provider will soon be able to set its own prices for local exchange service without approval of state regulators.
On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Dom Giordano spoke with Ed Burkhardt, Vice President of the Yellow Cab Company, about the impact of the UberX car service in Philadelphia.
Mum’s the word from the president of Philadelphia City Council as to whether today’s regular Council meeting will bring any word on when lawmakers will debate the plan to sell PGW.
City Council’s plans to publicly debate the controversial proposal to sell PGW have now slipped until mid-October.
City Council has yet to introduce the Mayor’s PGW sale legislation nor to schedule public hearings. Council President Darrell Clarke has said those won’t come until Concentric — the consultant hired by Council to review the plan — has finished its reports.
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.
The Public Utility Commission says PECO and other power utilities should have done a better job.
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.
Public Utility Commission says it will speed up consideration of a rule change to allow people to switch electric suppliers more quickly.
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.
Increases in the wholesale market price for energy are causing some rates to double and triple.
Public Utility Commissioner James Cawley ripped PGW as being essentially beyond regulation.
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.
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.
This Thursday at Drexel University, the public is invited to a discussion of alternatively fueled vehicles being hosted by the Public Utility Commission.