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.
Consumers could see a 6 to 45 percent increase in electricity costs this summer, PUC warns
Consumers who stick with their default provider “will see sharp increases in energy costs as summer approaches ranging between 6% and 45% depending on their electric utility,” the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission warned in a recent statement.
Pa. utility companies say they can meet summer 2021 energy needs
Separated by more than 1,600 miles, Texas and Pennsylvania are two of the largest energy producers in the country. But four months after winter storms shut down much of Texas’ power grid, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more without heat, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Monday, asked residents to conserve energy […]
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.
FCC broadband program brings SpaceX, other telecommunications companies to Pa.
The auction, part of the first phase of the project, allocated $9.2 billion to telecommunications companies in 49 states and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Pa. regulatory panel at impasse on utility shutoffs for third straight month
Evictions and foreclosures may commence again in Pennsylvania next week, but renters and homeowners who are behind on their utility bills aren’t going to need to fear having their electricity or gas shutoff just yet.
Southeast Pa. lawmakers want to create a board on pipeline safety. Regulators have concerns about record privacy
Suburban Philadelphia lawmakers are trying to figure out how much transparency is too much as local governments and the public clamor for more information about the risks of natural gas pipelines.
Representing himself, Cumberland County resident battles Sunoco attorneys over pipeline concerns
The case shows the frustration many Pennsylvania residents have with the petroleum giant.