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

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

PAPUC Commissioner Powelson Elected as President of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

Congratulations to Pennsylvania's own Commissioner Powelson!  The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Commissioner Robert F. Powelson has been elected as the next president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). He will serve a one-year term. “Since my first meeting in 2008, I have found NARUC to be an organization with a diversity … Continue reading PAPUC Commissioner Powelson Elected as President of National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

717 Area Code adding 223 Overlay

November 9, 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a plan to implement an overlay for the 16-county region in Central Pennsylvania served by the 717 area code by adding 223. The new area code numbers will be assigned to new telephone numbers once the available supply of numbers in the current 717 area code are … Continue reading 717 Area Code adding 223 Overlay

PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

On November 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) commended Governor Wolf and members of the General Assembly for crafting and approving legislation that provides for permanent statewide authority for ride-hailing services. “Today’s bill-signing by the Governor marks the end of a process that began nearly three years ago, when the PUC granted experimental … Continue reading PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft