Energy costs in Pennsylvania are set to rise as much as 50% in some parts of the state beginning Dec. 1, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC).
“Most Pennsylvania regulated electric utilities are adjusting the price they charge for the generation portion of customers’ bills on December 1 for non-shopping customers, also known as the ‘Price to Compare’ (PTC),” the PUC explained in a press release. “The PTC averages 40% to 60% of the customer’s total utility bill. However, this percent varies by the utility and by the level of individual customer usage.
Pike County Light & Power, which serves approximately 4,800 customers in northeast Pennsylvania, will see the biggest surge in their PTCs, up from 6.5234 cents to 9.796 cents per kilowatt (kWh), which represents a spike of 50.2%.At PPL Electric Utilities, which is based out of Allentown and encompasses parts of Bucks, Montgomery and Chester Counties, energy costs are slated to rise from 7.5 cents per kWh to 9.5 cents per kWh, or 26%.
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