Pennsylvania electricity rates spiking by as much as 50 percent

By: Kurt Bresswein |

Blame it on the polar vortex.

Effective Sunday, Metropolitan Edison customers will see electricity generation rates spike 25.4 percent.

Overall, the company’s electric bills — of which generation is one part — are rising 16 percent, from $93 to nearly $108 a month for the average residential consumer using 750 kilowatt-hours a […]

2015-05-07T15:34:58-05:00May 30th, 2014|Pennsylvania Market|

Column: Capacity zone not the source of overpriced power

BY: RICHARD THOMAS |

This winter’s skyrocketing cost for electricity has showcased that New York has the highest residential electric rates in the 48 continental United States, and that the current situation is no longer acceptable.

In February, New York’s residential electricity costs were an average of 21.75 cents per kilowatt hour, 83 percent above […]

2015-05-07T15:34:58-05:00May 30th, 2014|New York Market|

Texas already setting wind power records with 8,000 more MW planned by 2017

By: Nicholas Sakelaris |

Wind energy produced 15 percent of the electricity in April in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid, which covers 85 percent of the state.

During that time, wind turbines generated 3.58 million MWh of power.

Texas already has produced 600,000 more MWh of wind power year-to-date compared to the same period […]

2015-05-07T15:34:58-05:00May 28th, 2014|Texas Market|

PUC Updates PaPowerSwitch Again To Educate Consumers On Variable Electric Rates

By: NorthCentralPA.com |

The Public Utility Commission Tuesday announced several PAPowerSwitch.com updates to address this winter’s variable rate issues in the retail electricity market, including additional information on types of rates. One of the additions is a “Things to Consider when Choosing a Fixed or Variable Rate” box on the shopping page, which leads […]

2015-05-07T15:35:08-05:00May 28th, 2014|Pennsylvania Market|

After decades, dirty Pennsylvania power plant to get clean

By DINA CAPPIELLO and KEVIN BEGOS |

Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of “immediate and devastating” consequences from the Obama administration’s push to clean up pollution from coal.

Faced with cutting sulfur dioxide pollution blowing into downwind states by 80 percent in less than a […]

2015-05-07T15:43:10-05:00May 28th, 2014|Pennsylvania Market|