Public Utility Commission Reschedules Hearings on Rate Increase Requests, Brown Says
11/7/2014
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has announced that public hearings regarding electricity rate increase requests, previously scheduled for Nov. 4 in East Stroudsburg, have been rescheduled, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Monroe/Pike) said today. The hearings are now scheduled for Monday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at East Stroudsburg University’s Innovation Center Room.

“Especially after the crisis caused by variable electric rates last winter, it is important for people to have all the information they need when it comes to their energy bills,” Brown said. “I encourage residents to attend one of these hearings to listen, as well as offer their feedback which will be used in the final PUC decision.”

In particular, the hearings scheduled for East Stroudsburg will focus on a proposed rate increase for Met-Ed consumers. The company has proposed to increase its distribution rates by $151.9 million, or 11.5 percent. For consumers, it amounts to a 17.8 percent increase. For the average residential customer using 1,000 KWh per month, the prospective increase would add around $21 to their bill. Met-Ed serves approximately 1.25 million customers in 14 counties, including Monroe and Pike.

The hearings are open to the public and customers of Met-Ed are invited to provide comments. The decision of the PUC will be based, in part, on the consumer feedback delivered at the hearings.

For more information, contact Brown’s district office in East Stroudsburg by calling 570-420-8301, or visit her website at RepBrown.com or legislative Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepBrown.

Representative Rosemary M. Brown
189th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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