HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to investigate a distribution rate increase request for PPL Electric Utilities Corporation (PPL).
The Commission voted 5-0 to investigate the request, which proposes an increase in PPL’s annual electric distribution rates of $167.5 million (18.5 percent). The Commission investigation will determine what, if any, of the requested increase is justified.
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).
The request is suspended for up to seven months and will be assigned to the Office of Administrative Law Judge for public hearings and a recommended decision or settlement. A final decision must be made by Jan. 1, 2016. More information on the ratemaking process is available on the Commission’s website.
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Docket No.: R-2015-2469275