See yourself in cybersecurity

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise … Continue reading See yourself in cybersecurity

Safety Tips as Remnants of Hurricane Ian Approach

As the remnants of Hurricane Ian continue to move toward the Mid-Atlantic region – bringing the threat of heavy rain, high winds and potential flooding – the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) and Prince Law Offices, P.C. reminds households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from, storm-related power outages. … Continue reading Safety Tips as Remnants of Hurricane Ian Approach

STIFF BREEZE AT THE SHORE? – New Federal-state Partnership to Grow Domestic Offshore Wind Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced June 23, 2022 it will lead in the development of a comprehensive offshore wind supply chain roadmap as part of its participation in the new White House-led Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership. The first of its kind forum between 11 East Coast Governors (including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, … Continue reading STIFF BREEZE AT THE SHORE? – New Federal-state Partnership to Grow Domestic Offshore Wind Supply Chain

June 1 Price Increases for Electric Generation – What you can do

Act Now to Compare Prices, Consider Shopping with Competitive Suppliers and Energy Options on PAPowerSwitch.com The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is alerting consumers that most utilities will be adjusting their prices for electric generation on June 1 – cautioning that many non-shopping (default service) customers will see sharp increases in energy costs as summer … Continue reading June 1 Price Increases for Electric Generation – What you can do

New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) announced the assignment of 835 as a new area code which will eventually serve the same geographic area in southeastern Pennsylvania currently served by the 610 and 484 area codes. The Commission voted 3-0 on December 2, 2021, to approve a petition filed by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator … Continue reading New ‘835’ Area Code Assigned to Parts of Southeast PA

FERC Proposes Incentives for Cybersecurity Investments by Public Utilities

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) took a major step toward enhancing the cybersecurity posture of the bulk power system this month with a proposal for public utilities to secure incentive-based rate treatment for voluntary cybersecurity investments that go above and beyond mandatory Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. The December 17, 2020 … Continue reading FERC Proposes Incentives for Cybersecurity Investments by Public Utilities

Utility Scam Awareness & Education

Understand How Fraud Artists Operate and Remain Vigilant Against Common Utility-Related Scams The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) marked November 20th as Utility Scam Awareness Day – a national effort to educate residents and businesses about the ways that scammers use utility-related schemes to scare or trick customers into sending them money or disclosing personal information. “Scam … Continue reading Utility Scam Awareness & Education

ANSWERS TO FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT CHP

CONSIDERING COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP) TO SAVE MONEY, ENHANCE RELIABILITY, AND BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT?  THE EPA CHP PARTNERSHIP AND PRINCE LAW OFFICES CAN HELP.  WHAT IS CHP? Typically, nearly two-thirds of the energy used to generate electricity is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during the … Continue reading ANSWERS TO FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT CHP

Pipeline Safety Investigation Under Way Involving Subsidence Incidents in West Whiteland Township, Chester County

Today, July 17, 2020, in response to reports of several earth subsidences or “sinkholes” near pipelines in Southeastern Pennsylvania, an investigation is under way involving engineers and experts from the Safety Division of the Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement (I&E) - the independent investigation and enforcement bureau of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC). The … Continue reading Pipeline Safety Investigation Under Way Involving Subsidence Incidents in West Whiteland Township, Chester County

June 1 Changes in Utility Electric Energy Prices and Tips to Decrease Your Electric Bill

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) or (Commission) today, May 27, 2020, reminded consumers that most electric distribution companies (EDCs) across the state will be adjusting electric generation prices on June 1 for non-shopping customers. Depending on your service territory, energy prices could be increasing or decreasing for the summer months, and the PUC encourages … Continue reading June 1 Changes in Utility Electric Energy Prices and Tips to Decrease Your Electric Bill