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PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Requested by PECO Gas

Published on 10/29/2020

Filed under: Gas

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to suspend and investigate a rate increase by PECO Energy Co. – Gas.

The Commission voted 4-0 to investigate PECO’s request, which proposes an annual increase in operating revenues of $68.7 million (8.9%). The proposed request would increase the average monthly bill for a residential customer using 80 Ccf per month by $7.12 from $78.85 to $85.97 per month.

PECO provides gas service to approximately 534,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in several counties throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Ratemaking Process

The PECO rate increase request is suspended for up to seven months and will be assigned to the Office of Administrative Law Judge for a recommended decision.  More information on the ratemaking process is available on the PUC’s website. 

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Docket No. R-2020-3018929




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