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2010-07-22 11:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that, with 60 percent of Pennsylvanians due to have their electricity rates uncapped at the end of this year, the Public Utility Commission, state government and electric utilities should do more to educate consumers about electricity rate increases resulting from the rate-cap expiration. "Every Pennsylvania household faces the potential for a rate change as a result of the removal of electricity...

2010-04-19 13:22:00

Troopers and Public Utility Commission Check Placarded Vehicles HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police and Public Utility Commission placed 148 trucks out of service and issued 528 traffic citations during a one-day enforcement effort that focused on inspecting commercial vehicles that transport hazardous materials, State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski reported today. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safe Transportation of Placarded...

2009-10-15 10:47:00

State Police, PUC Officers Also Issue 451 Citations HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Police and enforcement officers from the Public Utility Commission placed 100 trucks out of service and issued 451 traffic citations during an Oct. 7 enforcement effort focusing on commercial vehicles that transport hazardous materials, State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski reported today. "About 200 trucks transporting hazardous materials are involved in...

2009-04-17 14:32:00

HOUSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: CNP) electric transmission and distribution subsidiary, CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC today filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) seeking an order to approve the reasonableness and necessity of the $677.8 million the company incurred to restore service to customers following Hurricane Ike. This amount consists of approximately $608 million in restoration costs, plus...

2008-09-24 00:00:16

By Rick Stouffer Allegheny Energy Inc. on Monday raised the white flag, agreeing not to push further its proposed $1.2 billion high-voltage power line project through Washington and most of Greene counties. Two state Public Utility Commission administrative law judges last month recommended the entire 240-mile project be scrapped. The Greensburg-based energy company yesterday agreed to a proposed settlement with the Greene County commissioners that would have it drop plans for about 36...

2008-09-13 00:00:28

By Joe Napsha Allegheny Energy Inc. has asked state regulators to postpone a decision on its controversial high-voltage transmission line project through Washington and Greene counties so it can explore "new and creative alternatives." Allegheny Energy told the state Public Utility Commission in a filing this week that it wants to pursue a more collaborative process that would allow interested parties to present new ideas "to address the (power) reliability issue," spokesman Doug Colafella...


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