PUC Schedules Public Input Hearings for Proposed Default Service Plans by FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Companies
March 02, 2018
HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has scheduled two public input hearings to gather comments on the proposed default service plans for the FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Companies (FirstEnergy) including Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) and West Penn Power Company (West Penn Power).
The hearings, conducted by Administrative Law Judge Mary D. Long, will be held at the following location and times:
March 13, 2018 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
H.O. Hirt Auditorium
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507
On Dec. 11, 2017, FirstEnergy filed a joint petition with the PUC for consideration of the four companies" default service implementation plans. The proposed plans would cover default service provided from June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2023. The companies" current default service prices expire on May 31, 2019.
The 1996 electric competition law
requires electric companies, or a Commission approved alternative supplier, to
provide default electric generation service to customers who have not selected
an alternative generation supplier. This is commonly called default
service or provider of last resort service (POLR). The default service
prices for electric generation service are required to reflect "least cost to
customers over time," according to the law.
Offering Comment at a Hearing
Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings and provide comments. Their testimony will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision.
The PUC and Office of Consumer Advocate offer tips on how to participate, including:
Any person with special needs wishing to attend the hearing may call the PUC scheduling office (717-787-1399) at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing to make arrangements.
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