Pennsylvania Electric Rates to Increase: WTAE Pittsburgh Reports
Pennsylvania electric bills rate hike WTAE Pittsburgh
Residents of Pennsylvania may soon be facing higher electric bills. According to a recent report from WTAE Pittsburgh, electric rates in the state are expected to increase in the near future. This news comes as a surprise to many, as the state has seen relatively low electric rates for a number of years.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) recently approved a rate increase for electric utilities in the state. This increase is set to take effect on January 1, 2021 and will affect customers of all electric utilities in the state. The increase is expected to be around 3.5%, which will add an additional $3.50 to the average monthly electric bill of $100.
The increase is due to a number of factors, including rising costs of fuel and other energy sources used to generate electricity. Additionally, the PUC has noted that the increase is necessary to help cover the costs of infrastructure upgrades and other investments that are needed to ensure the reliability of the state’s electric grid.
The PUC has also noted that the increase is not expected to have a significant impact on customers’ bills. However, it is important for customers to be aware of the increase and to consider ways to reduce their energy usage in order to minimize the impact on their bills. Simple steps such as unplugging unused electronics and turning off lights when not in use can help reduce energy consumption and save money on electric bills.
The PUC has also noted that customers who are struggling to pay their electric bills may be eligible for assistance programs that can help reduce their bills. Customers should contact their local utility company to learn more about these programs and how they can help reduce their bills.
Overall, it is important for Pennsylvania residents to be aware of the upcoming electric rate increase and to take steps to reduce their energy consumption in order to minimize the impact on their bills. Additionally, customers who are struggling to pay their bills should contact their local utility company to learn more about assistance programs that may be available.
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