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Pennsylvania American Water receives recommendations amid concerns over proposed rate increase

BY: - January 4, 2024

The PUC reports that Pennsylvania American Water is the largest water and wastewater service provider in the Commonwealth, serving 681,707 water and 97,585 wastewater customers in 37 counties across Pennsylvania.

Rep. Haddock calls on PUC to reject proposed PPL settlement

BY: - December 20, 2023

In a Dec. 15 letter to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairperson Stephen DeFrank, state Rep. Jim Haddock (D-Luzerne) urged PUC leaders to reject a proposed settlement with PPL Electric Utilities Corporation after billing issues, affecting 860,000 bills, sparked an investigation by the PUC in late January. 

PJM, which coordinates the flow of electricity from power generators to utility companies in 13 states and the District of Columbia, is facing complaints about how it ensures it will have enough capacity to keep the electricity flowing during a winter storm or summer heat wave. (Photo by fhm/Getty Images)

Energy price changes coming on Dec. 1, PUC reports

BY: - November 29, 2023

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

BY: - November 22, 2023

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. 

PUC launches investigation into PPL Electric over ‘unusually high bills’

BY: - January 31, 2023

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

BY: - August 6, 2022

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

BY: - May 9, 2022

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

BY: - June 15, 2021

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

BY: - December 26, 2020

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.

BY: - December 9, 2020

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

BY: - August 28, 2020

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

BY: - August 21, 2019

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.