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

PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by PA-American Water Co.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently voted to suspend and investigate a rate increase request by Pennsylvania- American Water Company (PAWC). The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate the request for an annual revenue increase of approximately $107.9 million, or 16.4 percent.  The request is suspended for up to seven months and will be assigned … Continue reading PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by PA-American Water Co.

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

Need Internet? Lifeline Program Expanded to include Internet

Nearly 500,000 Pennsylvanians use Lifeline, which has now been expanded to include broadband internet service for low-income households, in addition to, or in combination with, landline or wireless voice telephone service. “Lifeline is intended to help make communications more affordable and more accessible for low-income households, helping them stay connected to information about jobs, family, … Continue reading Need Internet? Lifeline Program Expanded to include Internet

You Can Save $$$ – PUC Announces Upgrades to Electric Shopping Website PAPowerSwitch

Switching power is easier than ever.  You may be able to save money by switching your electric supplier. In Pennsylvania, you can choose the company that generates your electricity – also known as your electric supplier. This means that you have the power to switch to a competing supplier who can offer the lowest price or … Continue reading You Can Save $$$ – PUC Announces Upgrades to Electric Shopping Website PAPowerSwitch