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PUC Announces Mid-April Public Input Hearings for PECO Energy Company Default Service Plan

Published on 3/27/2024

Filed under: Electric

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today announced a pair of mid-April hearings to gather public input on the proposed default service plan (DSP) submitted by PECO Energy Company (PECO).

The PECO Default Service Plan

Pennsylvania consumers who are served by a PUC-regulated utility, like PECO, receive “default service” from their utility if they do not use a competitive electric generation supplier. The cost per kilowatt hour (kWh) for the electric energy provided to those consumers by the utility is set periodically, based on a PUC-approved procurement plan – also known as the DSP.

PECO’s latest DSP proposal would cover the period from June 1, 2025, through May 31, 2029 – following the expiration of their current DSP.  PECO provides electric services to nearly 1.7 million customers within Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, and York counties.

Public Input Hearings

The PUC will hold two public hearings to gather public input on the PECO DSP.

A telephonic hearing will be held:

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    The hearing begins at 6 p.m.

An in-person hearing will be held at the following:

  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
    The hearing begins at 1 p.m.
    Betsy Ross Conference Center (6th Floor Conference Center)
    801 Market Street (Enter on 8th Street)
    Philadelphia, PA, 19107

PUC Administrative Law Judges Eranda Vero and Arlene Ashton will preside over the hearings.

Signing Up for the Hearings

If you wish to testify at the telephonic public input hearing, you must pre-register with the Commission’s Office of Administrative Law Judge (OALJ) by 3 p.m. on April 15, 2024.  If you do not pre-register and provide the information listed below, you may not be able to testify. 

To pre-register, please call the OALJ at 215-560-2105 or email and provide the following:

  • Your first and last name.
  • The date (April 16, 2024) and time (6 p.m.) of the public input hearing you wish to attend.
  • The phone number you will be using to call into the public input hearing.
  • A phone number where you can be reached prior to the hearing if we need to contact you.
  • Your address.
  • Your email address if you have one.
  • If you require an interpreter to participate in the hearing, the language of the interpreter.

Note: You do not need to pre-register to testify or attend an in-person public input hearing on April 18.

Requests for Interpreters 

If you require an interpreter, please contact the OALJ as soon as possible.  If you contact OALJ too close to the hearing date, there may not be enough time to arrange for an interpreter.  If you request an interpreter, every reasonable effort will be made to have one present. 

Hearing Exhibits

If you have any hearing exhibits to which you will refer during the hearing, please email them to the OALJ at  The OALJ will forward the exhibits to the Judges and all parties. 

Exhibits for the public input hearing on April 16, 2024, must be received by Monday, April 15, 2024. 

Exhibits for the public input hearing on April 18, 2024, must be received by Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OALJ at 215-560-2105 or

About the PUC

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Docket No.: P-2024-3046008




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