Public meetings set for proposed electric rate increase

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Your electric bill could be going up.

Two public meetings are scheduled for Tuesday regarding a proposed rate increase.

In April, the Pennsylvania Electric Co. filed for a 17 percent increase.

Independent researcher Ken Springirth said under the proposed increase, a customer who uses 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity would see their bill increasing from $137 a month to $161 a month.

And that’s not all.

“But what the legal notice didn’t explain, was the fact the increase in the residential customer charge would be 71 percent from the current $9.99 a month to $17.10 a month, even if a drop in electricity is not used,” Springirth said.

There are two public meetings scheduled on Tuesday at the Ambassador Conference Center, 7794 Peach St.

The first is set for 1 p.m. while the second hearing begins at 6 p.m.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend and give their thoughts on the proposed increase.

No reservations are needed. 

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