03-16-2018 State utility commission to begin PWSA oversight April 1
State utility commission to begin PWSA oversight April 1 The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority needs to submit plans for water pricing, lead line replacements and other functions under a final order approved Thursday by the state Public Utility Commission.... - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03-16-2018 ‘Good news’ and ‘roadblocks’ on Renovo Energy project
RENOVO — Borough Council received a highly anticipated phone call from Tom Emero regarding the progress of the proposed gas power plant, Renovo Energy Center LLC, during Wednesday’s council meeting. Emero, director of Innovative Power Solutions, was on speaker phone and... - Lock Haven Express
03-15-2018 PUC Continues Analysis of Federal Tax Reform on Commission-Regulated Utility...
03-15-2018 PUC Approves Final Implementation Order Outlining Commission Oversight of...
03-15-2018 PUC Advances Proposed Policy on Third-Party Electric Vehicle Charging; Seeks...
03-15-2018 PUC Unanimously Ratifies Emergency Order Suspending Operations of Mariner 1...
03-15-2018 Is this how gas stations started? Pa. regulators move to demystify electric vehicle charging rules
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission took steps Thursday to clarify rules that had been seen as a potantial barrier to companies that want to open public charging stations for electric vehicles. Statewide regulations generally forbid utility customers from purchasing... - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
03-14-2018 Penelec hearing in Erie draws crowd
A public hearing was held in Erie Tuesday afternoon on a Penelec proposal that would ask customers to pay a fee for not shopping for an alternate electrical provider. It was standing-room only. A Penelec proposal aimed at encouraging customers to shop for alternate... - Erie Times-News
03-14-2018 Citizens to Stop Transource York County take bus to PUC conference
Not long after sunrise, they went up one-by-one to a table that had been set up at Maple Lawn Farms in southern York County. They signed in — some grabbed T-shirts — and boarded a bus that was bound for Harrisburg. They were members of Citizens to STOP Transource York County, a group... - York Daily
03-14-2018 PUC to vote this week to ratify shutdown of Mariner East 1 pipeline
HARRISBURG >> The full Public Utility Commission will meet Thursday to formally ratify the shutdown of the Mariner East 1 pipeline after last week’s ruling by PUC Chair Gladys Brown’s March 7 decision to shut it down. Brown responded with the emergency order after Sunoco Pipeline drilling of... - West Chester Daily Local News
03-14-2018 Tunk council OKs quick review of UGI plan
Tunkhannock Borough Council agreed Thursday (March 1) to send the final plans for UGI’s Get Gas program to its solicitor and specially designated engineer Milnes as soon as that document arrives at the borough office. Although some council representatives did meet with UGI in a closed-door... - Tunkhannock The New Age Examiner
03-13-2018 Quinn's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Bill Endorsed by House Committee
03-13-2018 PUC Details Procedures Regarding Emergency Order to Suspend Operations of...
03-13-2018 Caltagirone Calls on PA PUC to Freeze All Rate Increases Pending...
03-13-2018 Columbia Gas of PA Advocates for Federal Funding to Support Its Most...
03-13-2018 Transource Energy PUC prehearing conference set for Tuesday
Story Highlights No testimony will be taken at the prehearing conference, the PUC reports. Individual testimony at public input hearings will be scheduled and held in York and Franklin counties, the PUC reports. Those hearings are expected to be held during May.... - York Dispatch
03-13-2018 Columbia Gas advocates for funding for heating bill assistance
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday to discuss federal funding for the federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. The meeting in Washington, D.C., was timed to coincide with LIHEAP Action Day and involved representatives from Columbia Gas and other NiSource... - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03-12-2018 Barrar's Bill to Provide Power for Emergency Responders During Outages Passes...
03-12-2018 Stop Transource want local hearings on controversial power line
HARRISBURG -- The battle lines are drawn as Transource Energy seeks approval for high-voltage transmission lines in Franklin and York counties. Opponents to the Independent Energy Project are in no hurry. Attorneys for the utility and local residents are arguing about when to schedule hearings... - Chambersburg Public Opinion
03-12-2018 Electric choice program on decline
Consumers haven’t been happy with choices, but now Penelec wants to charge them if they don’t pick new electric providers. Emma Gearing had no plans to shop for an alternate electric provider when she showed up for a few hours last August at the Erie Blues and Jazz... - Erie Times-News
03-11-2018 New Jersey Gov. Murphy: JCP&L's response to storm outages is `embarrassing and unacceptable'
With nearly 50,000 Jersey Central Power & Light Co. customers still without power after two nor’easters that hit the region over the last 10 days, Gov. Murphy scolded the electric provider Saturday afternoon, calling its response to the winter storms “embarrassing.”... - Philadelphia Inquirer
03-11-2018 Letter to the editor: Solar law should be helping Pa.
In late 2017, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Act 40, which was supposed to “close the borders” with respect to credits for solar-energy capacity. This law was to require utilities to credit only in-state solar-energy facilities in meeting their solar renewable-energy capacity... - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
03-11-2018 Nor'easter exposes fragile grid, unpreparedness | Editorial
Hurricanes and tropical storms aren't the only incentives for electric utilities to speed up the storm-proofing of their delivery systems. Back-to-back nor'easters in the last 10 days demonstrated how winter storms can wreak havoc and leave hundreds of thousands of paying customers in the... - Easton Express-Times
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