The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is holding a public hearing in Erie, thanks to the efforts of local legislators and concerned citizens.
State Representative Pat Harkins and Independent Consumer Advocate Ken Springirth are urging residents to attend a March 13th hearing. The hearing is meant to push the PUC to deny a surcharge of Penelec’s imposing on those who don’t shop for an alternate provider through Penelec’s Customer Choice Program.
Springirth says the number of Penelec customers shopping around has dropped significantly over the past few months because of its confusing process. He says that is another reason to attend the hearing. “All they have to say is, ‘we want the surcharge denied and we want the whole process simplified so that there are no hidden agendas here and we have the right to change in any point in time.'”
The PUC hearing is Tuesday, March 13th in the Hirt Auditorium at the Blasco Library. There are two sessions, 1pm and 6pm. No advance reservations are needed.