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PUC Adds Reply Comment Period to Special Hearing to Discuss Trends in the Wholesale Electricity Markets

October 27, 2008

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will add a reply comment period to the previously announced second special en banc hearing on Thursday, Nov. 6, to discuss trends in the wholesale electricity markets. The hearing will be on similar topics as those addressed during the en banc hearing on Oct. 23, although different speakers and viewpoints will be represented.

The hearing will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg.  The public is welcome to attend.   According to the Secretarial Letter issued today, written reply comments may be submitted by the presenters and by the public, and must be filed with the Commission’s Secretary on or before November 17, 2008.  The final agenda can be found on the PUC’s Web site.

The five PUC Commissioners will conduct the en banc hearing to solicit comments from specific parties who are being invited.  As part of the informal en banc hearing process, the Commissioners will pose questions to speakers after their testimony.

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities to ensure safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protect the public interest; educate consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; further economic development; and foster new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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Docket No. M-2008-2066901


Contact:Denise McCracken
Senior Communications Specialist

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
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P.O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265
(717) 787-5722 FAX (717) 787-4193

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