As Utilities Increase Rates, PUC Reminds Residents of Options 

As utilities adjust their seasonal energy supply prices, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is reminding consumers that they have options to manage anticipated higher bills and stresses the consumers struggling to pay monthly bills should act now and seek assistance by contacting their utilities.  

The cost of energy used each month for electricity or natural gas is made up of the delivery/distribution charge, which supports your local utility, and the generation/supply charge, which covers the cost of the electricity or natural gas used during the month. For consumers who do not shop for electricity or natural gas, the utility provides energy supplies at the “Price to Compare.” For many utilities, the “Price to Compare” will increase on December 1. 

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