PUC Approves Joint Settlement in Rate Case for UGI Electric
Published on 10/28/2021
Filed under: Electric
Settlement Includes Smaller Than Requested Increase in UGI Electric Distribution Rates for Customers in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a joint settlement for the electric distribution rates of UGI Utilities Inc. – Electric Division, which provides electric service to about 64,400 residential, commercial and industrial customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties.
The Commission voted 3-0 today to accept the recommendation of PUC Administrative Law Judge Steven K. Haas and approve the joint settlement submitted by UGI Electric, the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate, the Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate, the PUC’s independent Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, the Coalition for Affordable Utility Services and Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania, the Commission on Economic Opportunity, ChargePoint, Inc., and the Retail Energy Supply Association and NRG Energy, Inc.
Under the terms of the settlement, UGI Electric’s distribution operating revenues will increase by approximately $6.15 million per year (7.1%) – compared to the $8.7 million (10%) annual increase that had been originally proposed by the utility. According to the settlement, for a residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month, the total average monthly bill will increase from $110.18 to $119.69 (8.6%) – compared to UGI Electric’s original proposal which would have increased the average monthly residential bill from $110.18 to $123.83 (12.4%).
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Docket No.: R-2021-3023618
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