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PUC Schedules Public Input Hearings in June for Requested Rate Increase by PECO Energy Company

May 22, 2018

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has scheduled five hearings in June to gather public input on a rate increase request filed by PECO Energy Company (PECO).

The hearings, conducted by the PUC’s Office of Administrative Law Judge, will be held at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
Large Auditorium
Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media line Road
Media, PA  19063

Thursday, June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.   
Worcester Township Community Hall
1031 S. Valley Forge Road
Norristown, PA  19403

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.

Any person with special needs wishing to attend the hearing may call the PUC scheduling office (717-787-1399) at least five (5) business days prior to the hearing to make arrangements. For persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired, the AT&T Relay Service number is 1-800-654-5988.

If you require an interpreter to participate in the hearings, we will make every reasonable effort to have an interpreter present.  Please call the scheduling office at the Public Utility Commission at least ten (10) business days prior to your hearing to submit your request.

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

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission balances the needs of consumers and utilities; ensures safe and reliable utility service at reasonable rates; protects the public interest; educates consumers to make independent and informed utility choices; furthers economic development; and fosters new technologies and competitive markets in an environmentally sound manner.

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Docket No.:   R-2018-3000164

Contact:David Hixson
Deputy Press Secretary

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

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