PUC Schedules an Additional Public Input Hearing on June 18th in Chester County for Requested Rate Increase by PECO Energy Company

June 12, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today scheduled a sixth hearing on Monday, June 18, in Chester County to gather public input on a rate increase request filed by PECO Energy Company (PECO).

Conducted by the PUC’s Office of Administrative Law Judge, the additional public input hearing will be held at the following time and location:

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. 
Penns Grove Middle School Cafeteria
301 South Fifth Street
Oxford, PA  19363

Additionally, the PUC reminds PECO customers of three other public input hearings previously scheduled for this week, including:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.  
Zlock Performing Arts Center
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA  18940

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.   
Betsy Ross Conference Room
801 Market Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107

6:00 p.m.     
Kingdom Life Christian Center
6325 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19135

Rate Increase Request

Under the request submitted by PECO, annual revenues would increase by $82 million (2.2 percent) and the average total monthly bill for a residential customer using 700 kilowatt hours would increase from $102.65 to $105.93 per month (3.2 percent).

On April 19, 2018, the Commission voted to suspend the increase for up to seven months and assigned the matter to the PUC’s Office of Administrative Law Judge, which assigned the matter to Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Christopher P. Pell and Administrative Law Judge F. Joseph Brady.

PECO provides electric services to approximately 1.6 million customers within Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties.

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:

• Prepare what you are going to say beforehand.  Even though it is not required, you may want to write out your statement, which can be read.

 • Bring copies if you are attending an in-person hearing.  If you have a written statement you would like to give to the judge, please bring two copies for the court reporter and several copies for the other participants.

 • Understand that parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.

 More information on the PUC ratemaking process is available on the Commission’s website.

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Docket No.:   R-2018-3000164



David Hixson

Deputy Press Secretary



Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
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