PUC Announces Public Input Hearings for Electric, Natural Gas Service Rate Increases Requested by Pike County Light & Power
Published on 1/20/2021
Telephonic Hearings Scheduled for February 8 to Gather Input from Concerned Individuals and Organizations
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced a pair of early-February telephonic hearings to gather public input on rate increases for electric and natural gas service proposed by Pike County Light & Power Company – Gas and Electric (PCL&P).
PUC Public Input Hearings
The PCL&P rate case public input hearings are scheduled on the following date and times:
- Monday, Feb. 8, 2021
Hearings will begin at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Administrative Law Judge Mary Long will preside over both hearings.
Signing Up to Testify for the Public Input Hearings
If you wish to testify at the telephonic public input hearing, you must register by Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at 1 p.m. Interested parties may register for the public input hearings by telephoning the Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) at 1-800-684-6560 and providing their name, telephone number, email address, and the topic of your testimony. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the OCA.
Beginning at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, customers will testify in the order they signed up. If you do not pre-register, you will not be able to testify.
If you have any hearing exhibits to which you will refer during the hearing, one (1) copy must be emailed to the Administrative Law Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org and one (1) copy each must be sent to every other party. All copies must be emailed no later than three (3) business days before the hearings. You must email the Presiding Officer with a copy of ANY document you file in this case.
If you require an interpreter to participate in the hearings, we will make every reasonable effort to have an interpreter present. Please email the Presiding Officer at least three (3) business days prior to your hearing to submit your request. AT&T Relay Service number for persons who are deaf or hearing-impaired: 1.800.654.5988
Participating in the Public Input Hearings
People pre-registered to testify during the hearings, along with parties interested in listening to the proceedings, must do the following:
- Dial the toll-free number listed below.
- Enter a PIN number when instructed to do so, also listed below.
- Speak your name when prompted – the telephone system will connect you to the hearing.
Toll-free Bridge Number: 866.566.0649
PCL&P’s Rate Increase Requests
PCL&P’s requests, filed in late October, would increase annual operating revenues by approximately $1.933 million (24.7%) for electric, and by $262,000 (16%) for natural gas. Under the company’s proposals, the total monthly bill for a residential customer using 674 kWh would increase from $103.90 to $121.90 (17.3%), while the total monthly bill for a residential heating customer using 80 Ccf would increase from $93.57 to $111.97 (19.7%).
In Pike County, PCL&P provides service to approximately 4,800 residential and commercial electric customers, and approximately 1,200 residential and commercial natural gas customers.
Offering Testimony at a Public Input Hearing
The PUC offers tips on how to participate in a public input hearing, 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.
- Any formal testimony that is offered during the hearing will become part of the record on which the PUC will issue its final decision.
- Understand that parties in the case may want to ask you a question to clarify something you said.
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Docket No.: R-2020-3022134
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