Friday, July 23, 2010

Auditor General Report on the PUC

In Dec. 31, 2010 PECO's rate caps are scheduled to come off and the Philadelphia area's electric rates are going to go up. Some parts of the state have already gone through this process. The state Auditor General's office has reviewed the PUC's educational efforts in those parts of Pennsylvania where the electric rate caps have already come off. Their report is a 29 page pdf and available on the Auditor General's website. In general the report finds that the PUC did not do all that it could have to let utility consumers know what would happen and what their options were.

Regardless of the amount of effort to let people know what will happen when the rate caps come off, I predict that a large percentage of the populace will find increased utility prices a shock.

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