Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ( Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission )

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

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The PUC funds an authorized complement of 520 employees, including attorneys, rate and service analysts, auditors, economists, engineers, motor transit and railroad specialists, communications specialists, safety inspectors and enforcement investigators. They work, together with administrative, fiscal, computer and clerical personnel in 12 offices and bureaus that report to an Executive Director.

The PUC is funded by assessment of the regulated public utilities. Subject to budget approval, the PUC may assess utilities up to three-tenths of one percent of gross intrastate revenue to cover the cost of regulation. All assessments are paid into the General Fund of the State Treasury through the Department of Revenue for use solely by the Commission. The budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 is $64,571,000 in state funds and $3,785,000 in federal funds, for a total of $68,356,000.

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission press release, blog etc

01/04/2018 - 10:40 PUC Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe and Warm During Cold Weather
12/29/2017 - 11:44 New PUC Report Shows Continued Improvement in PA Households Starting Winter Without Heat-Related Utilities; Struggling Consumers Urged to Call About Heating Aid
12/21/2017 - 15:05 PUC Approves Settlement for Transource Pennsylvania to Supply Electric Transmission Service in Franklin & York Counties; Any Specific Projects Will Require Future PUC Review
12/21/2017 - 14:51 PUC Issues Tentative Implementation Order for Act 40 of 2017; Seeks Comment Regarding Qualification of Solar Photovoltaic Systems
12/21/2017 - 10:00 PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by Reynolds Water Co.
12/07/2017 - 13:58 PUC Moves to Enhance Consumer Information about Energy Shopping; Seeks Comments on Changes to Retail Electricity Service Regulations
12/05/2017 - 19:51 PUC Report Shows Drop in Consumer Complaints & Increase in Requests for Payment Arrangements; Most Consumers Satisfied with PUC Interactions
11/29/2017 - 12:37 National Report on Natural Gas Access and Expansion Released by Task Force Co-Chaired by PUC Commissioner Coleman
11/09/2017 - 12:41 PUC Encourages Citizens to Contact the FCC to Preserve $140 Million in Rural Broadband Funding: Dont Make the Digital Divide Larger in PA
11/09/2017 - 12:28 PUC Joins with Wolf Administration, State Agencies & Utilities to Highlight Impact & Importance of Veterans in the Utility Workforce
10/26/2017 - 09:34 PUC Chairman Brown to Kick-Off Annual Berks County Be Wise Event; Highlight Essential Customer Assistance Programs
10/23/2017 - 16:25 PUC Commends General Assembly for Approval of Key Safety Enhancements to PA One Call Program
10/05/2017 - 09:48 PUC 2016-17 Management Audits & Efficiency Investigations Identified $4+ Million in Savings for Utilities & Consumers
09/21/2017 - 10:23 PUC Approves New Technology and Rates for Central PA Taxi Start-Up; First to Use Alternative Meters & Flexible Rates Like Ride-Hailing Services
08/11/2017 - 03:18 PUC Recognizes National 811 Day; Reminds Property Owners and Contractors to Call Before You Dig
07/28/2017 - 17:55 PUC Reminds Pennsylvania-American Water Company Customers in Eastern PA of Upcoming Public Input Hearings on Requested Rate Increase
07/25/2017 - 13:15 Location Change for PUC Public Input Hearing in Central PA on Pennsylvania-American Water Company Rate Increase Request
07/14/2017 - 06:15 PUC Hosts July 27 Smart Hearing to Gather Public Input on Rate Increase Request by Pennsylvania-American Water Company