PUC to Investigate Electric Rate Increase Request for UGI Utilities Inc.



March 01, 2018


HARRISBURG � The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to investigate a proposed general rate increase for UGI Utilities Inc. for its electric service.

The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate the request, which was filed on Jan. 26, 2018, and would increase annual revenues by $9.254 million (10.4 percent).  Under UGI�s proposal, the average monthly bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month would increase from $112.56 to $125.56 (11.8 percent).

The request is suspended for up to seven months and will be assigned to the PUC�s Office of Administrative Law Judge for an investigation and recommended decision. More information on the ratemaking process is available on the Commission�s website.

UGI provides electric service to about 61,800 residential, commercial and industrial customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties.

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            Docket No.: R-2017-2640058

 

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Nils Hagen-Frederiksen

Press Secretary

717-783-6152

nhagen-fre@pa.gov



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