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Your Power: Your Choice series begins

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Nov 16, 2009 12:47 AM

Rate caps to end next month for PPL customers -- what should we expect? Radio Smart Talk -- Monday, November 16

 

December 31 is the last day that PPL electric customers will enjoy the benefits of government mandated limits on how much the utility can charge for generating power...

Rate caps have been in place since 1996 and electric users have been saving a lot of money since then. Rates for PPL customers are expected to rise by 30% next year. However, residential customers can still find ways to not spend that much more for the electricity they use.

 

It's expected that at least three competitors will come into the market and offer lower rates. Customers are also being encouraged to conserve energy.

 

Guests:

James Cawley, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Jan Jarrett, President/CEO, Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future

 

As part of WITF's Your Power Your Choice series, the "Caps Off" forum wil be held Wednesday, November 18 at WITF's Public Media Center. Smart Talk TV will also focus on rate caps and customer choices Friday night at 8:30.

 

Resource Links:

Caps Off forum: http://www.witf.org/lifestyle/witfevents/2395-caps-off-forum-on-electric-rate-cap-removal

Your Power: Your Choice: http://www.witf.org/news/your-power-your-choice

Penn Future: http://www.pennfuture.org/default.aspx

Pennsylvania Utility Commission: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/

 

LISTEN TO PROGRAM:

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