PUC Schedules Public Hearings on PPL Rate Increase Request

The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has scheduled three public hearings to collect testimony on PPL Electric Utilities’ proposed base rate increase, according to Senator Pat Browne.

The PUC has scheduled two hearings on Tuesday, June 2, in the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg. Both the 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. sessions will be streamed live at http://www.puc.state.pa.us/about_puc/live_streaming_video.aspx.

A local hearing on the request is set for 6 p.m., Thursday, June 4, in Muhlenburg College’s Seegers Union Building, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown.

“These hearings give all parties the opportunity to offer their viewpoints on PPL’s proposal,” said Senator Browne. “I encourage all consumers who may be affected by the rate increase to participate in the process.”

The PUC is the state agency that is investigating the proposed rate increase and will make the final determination as to what increase, if any, is just and reasonable. On April 23, the PUC voted 5-0 to investigate PPL’s request to increase annual electric distribution rates by $167.5 million (18.5 percent). Under the rate increase request, the monthly electric bill for an average residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would increase from $147.31 to $157.50 (6.9 percent).

For more information about the hearings or the rate increase request, contact the PPL Office of Consumer Advocate toll-free at (800) 684-6560.

Contact:         Matt Moyer     (610) 821-8468