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

04/18/2018 - 09:35 PUC Chairman Gladys Brown Unanimously Confirmed for Second Term
04/11/2018 - 12:49 PUC Reminds UGI Electric Customers of April 13 Registration Deadline to Testify via Phone at Upcoming Smart Hearings on Rate Increase Request
04/05/2018 - 15:22 PUC to Investigate Rate Increase Request by Columbia Gas of PA
03/29/2018 - 07:25 PUC Announces Public Input Hearings in York and Franklin Counties on Transource Transmission Line Applications
03/28/2018 - 14:00 PUC Establishes Universal Service Workgroup and Publishes Comments Received on Universal Service & Energy Conservation Programs
03/15/2018 - 14:27 PUC Unanimously Ratifies Emergency Order Suspending Operations of Mariner 1 East Pipeline Over Safety Concerns
03/02/2018 - 10:42 PUC Reminds Southeastern PA Residents of March 3 Start for New 445 Area Code
02/15/2018 - 18:23 PUC Urges Southeast PA Residents to Prepare for March 3 Start of New 445 Area Code; Notes Upcoming Educational Events
02/09/2018 - 12:29 PUC Launches Proceeding to Determine Whether North Heidelberg Sewer Company Should be Acquired by Competent Operator; Moves to Protect Customers by Appointing Receiver to Operate Company on Interim Basis
02/09/2018 - 10:51 PUC Proposes Increased Liability Insurance Limits for Motor Carriers Transporting Fewer than 16 Passengers
02/09/2018 - 07:09 PUC Provides Directions for PPL Electrics CAP-Eligible Shopping Customers; Keeps Competitive Supplier Option Via CAP Standard Offer
02/02/2018 - 15:50 Despite Recent FCC Action, PUC Remains Hopeful That Rural Broadband Funding Can Be Preserved; Encourages Continued Discussions
02/01/2018 - 12:21 PUC Reminds Southeastern PA Residents of New 445 Area Code; New Numbers Can Begin Service on March 3, 2018
01/18/2018 - 05:16 PUC Approves Gas Safety Settlement with Peoples Natural Gas; Includes New Safety Enhancements & Civil Penalty
01/18/2018 - 04:00 PUC Seeks Public Comment on Tentative Implementation Order for Act 65; Outlines Commission Oversight of Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority
01/18/2018 - 03:28 PUC Initiates Further Study of Supplier Consolidated Billing by Electric Generation Suppliers; Will Hold En Banc Hearing to Gather More Information
01/04/2018 - 11:40 PUC Offers Tips on How to Stay Safe and Warm During Cold Weather
12/29/2017 - 12:44 New PUC Report Shows Continued Improvement in PA Households Starting Winter Without Heat-Related Utilities; Struggling Consumers Urged to Call About Heating Aid