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PUC Reminds Community Providers of 2020 Philadelphia ‘Be Utility Wise’ Consumer Education Event

Published on 11/17/2020

Filed under: Consumer Education Electric Gas Water and Wastewater

Still time to register for Nov. 19 virtual education conference

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds community providers in Southeast Pennsylvania of the 2020 Philadelphia “Be Utility Wise” consumer education event on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With the Commonwealth’s ongoing response to the current pandemic, this year’s program, entitled “Follow the Path to Resources, Recovery and Resiliency,” will be conducted virtually – including a kick-off video message from PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille highlighting the PUC’s actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, its annual “Prepare Now” campaign, and energy affordability and assistance programs for income-qualified consumers.

People interested in attending this year’s virtual conference should register via the following link:

The PUC’s annual “train-the-trainer” events bring together front-line community partners, utilities and key stakeholders.

In addition to information on local programs, services and resources available to income eligible customers, this year’s event will include specific programs and services available due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Utility Assistance During a Pandemic
  • Energy Efficiency, Conservation and Weatherization
  • Human Services, including Resources for Specific Customer Segments
  • Virtual Connections and Resources During a Pandemic

Philadelphia “Be Utility Wise” is part of the PUC’s annual “train-the-trainer” events bringing together front-line community partners, utilities and key stakeholders in highlighting energy efficiency, conservation and customer assistance programs intended to help income-qualified households maintain essential utility services. 

About the PUC

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.

Visit the PUC’s website at for recent news releases and video of select proceedings. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. Search for the “Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission” or “PA PUC” on your favorite social media channel for updates on utility issues and other helpful consumer information.

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