PUC Approves Settlement with Eligo Energy PA Concerning Past Violations Related to Sales & Marketing Practices and Materials
Published on 7/15/2021
Filed under: Electric
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a settlement agreement between the PUC’s independent Bureau of Investigation & Enforcement (I&E) and Eligo Energy PA LLC (Eligo) following an investigation into the company’s sales and marketing practices as a licensed electric generation supplier in Pennsylvania.
The Commission voted 4-0 to adopt the settlement between I&E and Eligo stemming from an informal investigation of Eligo and its use of alleged misleading and deceptive marketing materials – which included references or quotes allegedly from the Commission that may have violated the Public Utility Code (Code) and the PUC’s Regulations.
Pursuant to the settlement, Eligo will pay a civil penalty of $188,125.00. The penalty includes:
- A civil penalty of $1,000 for each of the 11 mailers with the phrases “Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Notice” or “Important PUC Notice,” totaling $11,000.
- A civil penalty of $500 for each of the 22 mailers with the phrase “Final Electric Notice: Attn Recipient: Request for Immediate Action,” totaling $11,000.
- A civil penalty of $500 for each of the 34 mailers with the phrase “Rate Change Notice,” totaling $17,000.
- A civil penalty of $125.00 for each of the 1,193 customer enrollments, totaling $149,125.
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Docket No.: M-2020-3019204
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