Climate change, stranded assets, electrification – What’s a gas utility to do? 

About a month ago, we wrote of a public hearing about PGW's proposed rate hikes Since then...  the Environmental Stakeholders (Earthjustice for Sierra Club and Clean Air Council) submitted testimony by expert witness Dr Ezra Hausman.  PGW filed a motion to exclude Dr. Hausman's testimony on the grounds that climate change is outside the jurisdiction … Continue reading Climate change, stranded assets, electrification – What’s a gas utility to do? 

Public speaks out against proposed gas rate hike

Our city owned gas utility, PGW, says they need $70M and propose to increase our base rates. Their proposal is being assessed by the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) to see how it represents interests of ratepayers. The OCA will eventually present their findings to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA-PUC) for a decision … Continue reading Public speaks out against proposed gas rate hike

PGW Wants to Raise Your Gas Bill During a Pandemic

PGW wants to increase customer rates by $70 million per year. They say the average household’s gas bill would go up by 11.2%, but the actual increase could be much higher. Their proposal would increase the fixed monthly charge from $13.75 to $19.25, a 40% increase, and that's without using any gas! Gas bills are already too high for lower- … Continue reading PGW Wants to Raise Your Gas Bill During a Pandemic