PUC Orders 17 Utilities to Return $320+ Million to Consumers Following Federal Tax Reform

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on May 17, 2018 issued an Order, requiring a “negative surcharge” or monthly credit on customer bills for 17 major electric, natural gas, and water and wastewater utilities, totaling more than $320-million per year. The refunds to consumers are the result of the substantial decrease in federal corporate tax rates … Continue reading PUC Orders 17 Utilities to Return $320+ Million to Consumers Following Federal Tax Reform

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

PUC Reminds Consumers Help Is Available

As part of its ongoing “Prepare Now” campaign, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released its annual report on Universal Service Programs, along with responses from electric and natural gas utility companies to the PUC’s call for enhanced efforts to help consumers cope with winter heating costs. “Access to power, heat, water and telecommunications is … Continue reading PUC Reminds Consumers Help Is Available