"Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission"

  • Need Internet? Lifeline Program Expanded to include Internet

    … Nearly 500,000 Pennsylvanians use Lifeline, which has now been expanded to include broadband internet service for low-income households, in addition to, or in combination with, landline or wireless voice telephone service. “Lifeline is intended to help make communications more affordable and more accessible for low-income households, helping…

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  • Got Gas? PA Collects Over $1 Billion for Gas Wells

    … Over the past five years, since the passage of Act 13 of 2012 and the inception of Pennsylvania’s unconventional gas well impact fee program, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has collected and distributed more than $1 billion to counties, municipalities and other organizations. Extensive public information about Pennsylvania’s…

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  • 717 Area Code adding 223 Overlay

    … November 9, 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved a plan to implement an overlay for the 16-county region in Central Pennsylvania served by the 717 area code by adding 223. The new area code numbers will be assigned to new telephone numbers once the available supply of numbers in the current 717 area code are exhausted…

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  • PA Law Catches-up with Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft

    …, vehicle safety and insurance coverage.” In 2014 and 2015 the PUC granted experimental authority to three TNC’s: Yellow Z, Uber and Lyft. The Commission oversees transportation services operating throughout Pennsylvania – including taxis, limousines and ride-hailing services – with the exception of Philadelphia, where those activities are regulated…

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  • PUC Seeks Comments on Changes to Utility Regulations

    … The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC or Commission) today issued for comment revisions to Chapter 56 of the Public Utility Code (Chapter 56), including but not limited to new utility reporting requirements, a new definition for medical certificates, an end to Friday utility service terminations, and installments for customers’ security…

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  • PUC Considers Alternative Utility Ratemaking for Energy Reliability and Conservation

    … ratemaking, utility costs, renewable energy projects, or energy law, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin at Prince Law Offices, P.C. Like this: Like Loading... Related Filed under Business Law, Consumer Advocacy, Energy Law, Real Estate Tagged as "energy efficiency", "papuc", "Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission", alternative rate design, alternative ratemaking, CHP, Combined Heat and Power, conservation programs, Pennsylvania, PUC, revenue Decoupling …

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  • PUC Promotes Combined Heat and Power

    … The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today, February 25, 2016, approved a joint motion proposing a Policy Statement related to combined heat and power (CHP) technology and increasing development among Pennsylvania’s regulated electric and natural gas distribution companies. CHP is a form of distributed energy, located at or near…

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  • PaPUC to Explore Alternative Utility Ratemaking Methods

    … Today the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced it will hold a March 3, 2016 hearing in Harrisburg to gather information from experts regarding alternative ratemaking methodologies. Ratemaking alternatives, such as revenue decoupling, for example, could involve making consumer charges less dependent on usage. Decoupling…

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  • PUC Reminds Consumers Help Is Available

    … individuals in paying outstanding debts to utility companies. Additionally, the PUC, utilities, and human service agencies across the state strongly promote the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides assistance with home heating bills during the winter months. The application period for LIHEAP crisis…

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  • FCC Shares Jurisdiction with States for Phone Matter

    … The members of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) and Core Communications, Inc., appealed a District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of AT&T Corp. Core billed AT&T for terminating phone calls from AT&T’s customers to Core’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) customers from 2004 to 2009. When AT&T refused…

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