PA Gas Drilling Impact Fees Total Distribution Tops $1 Billion

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today (June 15, 2017) posted detailed information about this year’s distribution of Impact Fees on natural gas producers, totaling $173,258,900, on the PUC’s interactive Act 13 website. Over the past six years, the PUC has collected and distributed more than $1.2 billion in Impact Fees to communities across Pennsylvania. … Continue reading PA Gas Drilling Impact Fees Total Distribution Tops $1 Billion

Are You Starting the Next “Uber”?

As part of an ongoing effort to address changes in the transportation industry, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today encouraged concerned parties to submit comments regarding proposed changes to the Commission’s regulations governing the motor carrier industry. The comments submitted in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be used in the … Continue reading Are You Starting the Next “Uber”?

PUC Announces Appointments to Consumer Advisory Council

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced a series of appointments to its Consumer Advisory Council (CAC), which provides input to the PUC on issues important to utility customers. Members of the CAC will serve two-year terms, from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2019.  Included are several representatives from our area.  Congratulations all! … Continue reading PUC Announces Appointments to Consumer Advisory Council

Price Changes for Electric Generation; Save Money by Comparing Plans on PAPowerSwitch.com

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on May 31, 2017 alerted consumers that on June 1 most electric utilities adjusted electric generation prices charged to non-shopping, or default service, customers. “The upcoming price changes, combined with the increase use of electricity that we typically see during the long, hot days of summer, makes this a … Continue reading Price Changes for Electric Generation; Save Money by Comparing Plans on PAPowerSwitch.com

Pennsylvania’s Powelson to Join FERC from PaPUC

President Donald J. Trump announced May 8, 2017 his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Neil Chatterjee of Kentucky to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2021. Mr. Chatterjee is energy policy advisor to United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch … Continue reading Pennsylvania’s Powelson to Join FERC from PaPUC

Safety First – Call Before You Dig

  “The arrival of warmer spring weather often marks an increase in construction and home renovation across the state, making this a prime time to highlight the importance of safe digging practices,” noted Commissioner John F. Coleman Jr. during the Commission’s Public Meeting today. “Every year, there are approximately 6,000 hits on our underground infrastructure … Continue reading Safety First – Call Before You Dig

PaPUC Approves Three Applications for Permanent Operating Authority as Transportation Network Companies

On February 9, 2017, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved two applications for authority to operate as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) – increasing the total number of approved TNCs in Pennsylvania to three companies. The Commission voted 5-0 to grant licenses to transport persons via TNC services to Lyft, Inc., which had previously … Continue reading PaPUC Approves Three Applications for Permanent Operating Authority as Transportation Network Companies

Got Gas? PA Collects Over $1 Billion for Gas Wells

Over the past five years, since the passage of Act 13 of 2012 and the inception of Pennsylvania’s unconventional gas well impact fee program, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has collected and distributed more than $1 billion to counties, municipalities and other organizations.   Extensive public information about Pennsylvania’s impact fee program is available on … Continue reading Got Gas? PA Collects Over $1 Billion for Gas Wells

PA PUC ‘Be Utility Wise’ Events; Increasing Awareness about Utility Customer Assistance Programs

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is hosting its second of five statewide annual PA “Be Utility Wise” events on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The outreach events will continue across Pennsylvania through October and November, including Reading on October 31, 2016. … Continue reading PA PUC ‘Be Utility Wise’ Events; Increasing Awareness about Utility Customer Assistance Programs

PUC Seeks Comments on Changes to Utility Regulations

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC or Commission) today issued for comment revisions to Chapter 56 of the Public Utility Code (Chapter 56), including but not limited to new utility reporting requirements, a new definition for medical certificates, an end to Friday utility service terminations, and installments for customers’ security deposits. The Commission voted 4-0 … Continue reading PUC Seeks Comments on Changes to Utility Regulations