Prepare Now for Winter Natural Gas Prices

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is concerned about the potential for higher natural gas prices this winter. Natural gas prices are determined by nationwide factors affecting demand and supply, but Pennsylvania consumers can still take steps to help themselves.

Fact Sheets and Brochures

Prepare Now Fact Sheet - Spanish Version - Easy ways to save energy and money this winter.

Home Heating Safety Tips - Information on how to safely heat your home.

General Conservation Tips - Information on where to conserve around the house.

Need Help Staying Warm this Heating Season - Spanish Version - Information on where help is available.

Responsible Utility Consumer Protection Act (Chapter 14) Fact Sheet - Spanish Version - Explanation of the changes to the rules that apply to cash deposits; reconnection of service; termination of service; payment arrangements and the filing of termination complaints by electric, gas and water consumers.

Utility CEO Prepare Now Letters

On Oct. 15, 2013, the PUC sent a letter signed by all five PUC Commissioners to electric and natural gas utilities under the PUCs jurisdiction asking the utilities to join the PUC in reaching out and educating consumers. The letter contained specific suggestions as to how the utilities can help and urged the utilities to take extra steps to help consumers Prepare Now for the higher costs of winter heating. The utilities were asked to respond with any plans they will be putting into place. 

Letter - The PUC Commissioners' letter to Utility CEOs concerning this winter's Prepare Now Campaign. Press Release - Dated October 15, 2013.


Utility CEO Responses

Citizens Electric

PPL Electric Utilities

Valley Energy

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW)

National Fuel Gas

PECO Energy Company

FirstEnergy Companies

Duquesne Light

Peoples Natural Gas

Columbia Gas

UGI Utilities

Wellsboro Electric

Equitable Gas

Pike County Light & Power