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Are there ways to save money after electric rate hikes?

  • Scott LaMar
FILE PHOTO:  High voltage power lines run from American Electric Power Co.'s John Amos facility near Winfield, W.Va.

Bob Bird / AP Photo

FILE PHOTO: High voltage power lines run from American Electric Power Co.'s John Amos facility near Winfield, W.Va.

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Have you gotten your monthly electric bill yet? Electricity prices increased for most Pennsylvania utilities from 6% to 45% in June and those bills should just be arriving.

Prices are up because of the rising cost of natural gas which generates about half of Pennsylvania’s electricity.

In recent years, ratepayers were advised to shop for the best rates when looking to save money on their bills. Is it still the way to go to find a better price and offset the rate hikes?

State Consumer Advocate Patrick Cicero is on Monday’s Smart Talk to discuss if electric customers have alternatives that can help them minimize higher electric rates.

 

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