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Host: Scott LaMar

Electric rate caps expiration -- Radio Smart Talk, Tuesday, April 14

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 14, 2009 1:49 PM


Household budgets are taking a beating. Businesses have had to cutback or even layoff workers. The recession has spread the pain across all sectors. On the horizon here in Pennsylvania though are what could be massive rate hikes for electricity. Rate caps are scheduled to be removed for most utilities by the end of the year (some have already come off) and it could mean rate increases of 30-60%. How will we afford it? What steps are being taken to soften the blow?

Some say energy conservation is the answer. Click here for a list of conservation tips.

Check out the Office of Consumer Advocate's
Residential Consumer's Electric Shopping Guide
Or call 1-800-684-6560 to request a shopping guide

Sonny Popowsky
Consumer Advocate of Pennsylvania

James Cawley
Chairman, PA Public Utility Commission


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