PUC Makes Management Recommendations to Citizens Electric, Wellsboro Electric and Valley Energy; Releases Audit and Implementation Plan
Published on 12/19/2019
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has released a Management and Operations Audits Report of Citizens Electric Company, Wellsboro Electric Company and Valley Energy Inc. (C&T companies).
The Commission voted 5-0 to make the Audit Report and the Implementation Plan public. The audit report makes five recommendations to the company for improvement. C&T companies indicated acceptance of all five recommendations in their implementation plan. Outlined below are some of the notable recommendations:
- Review all schedules in Valley Energy’s Annual Report to the PUC for accurate reporting and determine and correct any sources of errors.
- Reduce the number of outages attributed to unknown causes at Wellsboro by providing additional resources to assist in investigating such outages and/or through supplemental training for field operations employees.
- Develop a business case to assess the options to create a C&T position to oversee the cybersecurity function for C&T companies.
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Docket No.: D-2019-3007883
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