Bucks County Herald

Hearing on proposed PECO rate increase scheduled in Newtown

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission will hold a hearing in Newtown on a proposed rate increase request from PECO energy company.

The PUC hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Bucks County Community College. It is one of five hearings being held regarding the proposed rate increase.

“Our communities experienced substantial power outages in March from winter storms Riley and Quinn,” said state Rep. Perry Warren. “In light of that, I requested that one of the public hearings on the proposed rate increase be in my legislative district, so that residents have a chance to weigh in and ask questions.”

Warren also requested that the Pennsylvania Office of the Consumer Advocate, which is representing the interests of consumers in the case, review any improvements that could help mitigate or reduce the likelihood, frequency and duration of any future power outages.

Warren represents the 31st Legislative District, consisting of Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough Wards 1, 2, and 3, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township and Yardley Borough.


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