Pennsylvania PUC Proposes Revisions to Electric Supplier’s Marketing and Sales Practices

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) issued a proposed settlement agreement (Docket No. M-2016-2536806) with licensed energy retailer Great American Power for comment on December 8  following an informal investigation into the company’s marketing and sales practices in the Keystone State. The commission voted 5-0 … Read more…

FirstEnergy’s Four Pennsylvania Utilities’ File for Over $300M in Rate Case Settlements

FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities – Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power), and West Penn Power (West Penn Power) – filed distribution rate case settlement agreements on October 14 (Docket Number G-2015-2489547), with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) for a total of over $300 million.

Pennsylvania PUC Probes Rate Requests by Citizens’ Electric and Wellsboro Electric

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on October 6 to investigate distribution rate increases (Docket Nos. R-2016-2531550, R-2016-2531551) requested by Citizens’ Electric of Lewisburg and Wellsboro Electric of Wellsboro.

Retailer Pike County Light & Power Acquired by Corning Natural Gas Holding

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a settlement on August 11 (Docket No. A-2015-2517036) that transfers control and ownership interests of Pike County Light and Power (PCL&P) – which currently serves about 5,700 retail electric and gas customers in northeastern Pennsylvania –from its corporate parent, Orange & Rockland Utilities to Corning Natural Gas Holding.

Respond Power to Refund Over $5 Million for Deceptive ‘Polar Vortex’ Pricing

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a settlement (Docket Nos. C-2014-2427659,C-2014-2438640) on August 11 under which Respond Power an electric generation supplier, has agreed to pay more than $5.2 million in consumer refunds and penalties, as well as to modify its future marketing and business practices, as a result of alleged deceptive actions against variable rate customers during the “Polar Vortex” winter of 2013-2014.

Pennsylvania PUC Approves Temporary Waiver of ‘Instant Connect’ Confirmation Letters

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) unanimously approved a Final Order (Docket No. I-2011-2237952) on July 21, providing electric distribution companies (EDCs) with a three-year waiver of regulations related to confirmation letters sent to customers requesting an “instant connect.”

RESA Says Blue Pilot Energy Decision Could ‘Shut Down’ Pennsylvania Retail Telemarketing Sales

On July 27, the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) filed (Docket No. C-2014-2427655) a petition to intervene with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) in a complaint case against Blue Pilot Energy, a Las Vegas-based retail energy broker/marketer doing business in the Keystone State.

PUC Mounts Probe Into FirstEnergy Companies’ $439M in Annual Rate Requests

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on June 9 to investigate distribution rate increase requests for Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power), Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed) and West Penn Power – collectively referred to as the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Companies.

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