Pennsylvania Public Utility Company http://wesa.fm en PA Public Utility Commission Adopts Requirements For Clearer Disclosures From Suppliers http://wesa.fm/post/pa-public-utility-commission-adopts-requirements-clearer-disclosures-suppliers <p>This winter was a harsh one, with days of bitter cold temperatures that caused many households to turn up the thermostat.</p><p>Because of the high demand, many consumers who’d signed up for variable rate pricing plans had a nasty shock when their bills increased dramatically. Now the Public Utility Commission is stepping in to try and ensure customers understand what they are signing up for.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 27040 at http://wesa.fm Is the Natural Gas Market in PA Competitive? http://wesa.fm/post/natural-gas-market-pa-competitive <p>The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) wants more consumers to choose their natural gas supplier.</p><p>The PUC voted unanimously to launch an investigation into the state’s retail natural gas market.</p><p>Pamela Witmer, PUC commissioner, said they want to assess whether effective competition exists within the market and search for places where improvements can be made.</p><p>She noted that Pennsylvania now has a “tremendous” resource of Shale Gas leading to an influx in the market.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 16515 at http://wesa.fm PA American Water Company Wants to Increase Rates http://wesa.fm/post/pa-american-water-company-wants-increase-rates <p>If the Pennsylvania American Water Company receives approval by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), the water you use could cost you an extra $6.12 a month.</p><p>The company is in the process of increasing its rates for 2014.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Company spokeswoman Josephine </span>Posti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said the average customer uses 3,900 gallons of water a month.</span></p><p>Posti said the rate increase is to recover the cost of system upgrades since 2011.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 13271 at http://wesa.fm