Event28 Apr 2011 01:26 pm

As of December 31, rate caps that kept electricity rates artificially low for customers of PECO and other PA utilities were lifted. At the same time, the law allows companies to compete to be your electricity supplier. You may have noticed recent advertisements on the radio for PPL Energy Plus or the door hangers with Arnold Palmer’s picture on them from Spark Energy (nope… Arnold Palmer is not running for City Council).

It can be a confusing time for electricity customers in our neighborhood, which, let’s face it, includes all of us (at least we’re not aware of anyone who is totally “off the grid”). Into the information void steps some of our elected officials and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. We received the following from State Senator Farnese’s office and figured we would pass it along to anyone who is interested in attending the event tonight:

Rate caps have been lifted, which may spark elevated electric bills. However, consumers can now compare prices from different suppliers to find a lower rate.

Senator Farnese invites members of the community to hear the Public Utility Commission (PUC) present information about electric choice options.

The event will occur in the auditorium at Ss. John Neumann- Maria
Goretti High School on Thursday April 28th at 7pm

To learn more, go to www.papowerswitch.com

If you can’t make it tonight, check out the website above or this presentation from the PUC’s website. It might help to clear up any confusion. If we hear about more of these events in the future, we will pass them along.

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