Energy price changes coming on Dec. 1, PUC reports
The rate changes taking effect next month include all PUC-regulated electric utilities and vary depending on the energy distribution company.
Pa. PUC to evaluate settlement with PPL over electric billing issues that affected thousands of customers
The proposed settlement, which includes payment of a $1 million civil penalty and PPL’s agreement to absorb more than $16 million in related costs, is a joint effort between PUC’s independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement and PPL, and has been submitted for review and consideration by the PUC Commissioners, who will make a final determination on the proposal.
PPL’s problem proves it, electricity shopping isn’t in consumers’ best interest | Ray E. Landis
Pennsylvania’s electric deregulation law has again let down consumers. Here's how.
PUC launches investigation into PPL Electric over ‘unusually high bills’
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced Tuesday that it referred PPL to its Independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, which enforces state public utility codes and PUC regulations, for investigation after receiving complaints from PPL customers.
Utility Commission fines Peoples Gas $195,000 for 2019 gas leak in Moon
Peoples Gas faces a $195,000 civil penalty from a gas leak three years ago that left hundreds of Moon residents without service amid chilly winter temperatures.
New area code coming to Lehigh Valley, suburban Philadelphia
Make room 610 and 484. A new area code is in the works for the Lehigh Valley and suburban Philadelphia counties. Area code 835 is expected to make its debut in 2023, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. The impacted areas include Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Delaware and Chester counties, along with a portion of […]
Municipalities want to limit carbon emissions. Pa. utilities want to preempt them
Nineteen states have passed legislation banning local governments from regulating utilities within their borders.
House, Senate GOP stymie Wolf on climate change, hold up key appointments | Monday Morning Coffee
Republicans are setting a 'reckless precedent,' by holding up appointments to a key state agency, the Wolf administration says.
Report: Black, Latino Pa. residents more likely to fall behind on utility bills, face shut-offs | Friday Morning Coffee
"Many of these same communities were hardest hit by COVID-19 in the early months of the pandemic, experiencing both health issues at a much higher rate and also being more likely to lose their jobs and income," advocates warn.
Pa. once had a near-miss with Texas-sized deregulation. We have to remember our history and be on guard | Ray E. Landis
We need to support and bolster the efforts of our Consumer Advocate in protecting Pennsylvanians from the excesses of the energy industry.
PUC moves forward on diversity reporting, advocates say there’s more work to be done
If also endorsed by the state Attorney General’s Office and several other state agencies, utilities such as those providing electric, natural gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications services will be mandated to report their diversity programs and efforts internally.
This Pa. law on utility shutoffs unfairly impacts Black and Brown people. It must be repealed | Opinion
Describing PGW’s customers as “deadbeats” amid an effort to protect “responsible” customers is a prime example of the kind of dog-whistle that hardly veils disdain for poor Black and Brown people.