PUC Finalizes Recommendations from Retail Markets Investigation to Provide More Supplier Information on Utility Bills
Published on 5/22/2014
Filed under: Electric
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today finalized recommendations that will provide consumers with more information from their electric generation suppliers (EGSs) on their utility bill.
The Commission voted 5-0 to approve changes to customers’ electric bills as part of the Commission’s Retail Markets Investigation (RMI), which was intended to improve the state’s retail electricity market. The adopted changes provide for the inclusion of the EGS’s logo on the bill; the expansion of bill messaging space allotted to EGSs; and the inclusion of a Shopping Information Box. The Commission’s goal is to increase customer awareness when participating in the competitive retail electric market and provide more information from EGSs in utility-consolidated bills.
As part of its Retail Markets Investigation End State Final Order, which was intended to improve the state’s retail electricity market, the Commission directed the Office of Competitive Market Oversight to provide recommendations on how the current utility-consolidated bill can provide more supplier information. The Commission stated that the “expected end-result would look more like a joint EDC-EGS bill.”
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Docket No. M-2014-2401345
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