Pennsylvania’s electricity marketplace braces for another winter

By: Michael Sanserino |

The calendar says winter is less than one month away. The thermometer says it’s already here.

It is the first winter since a variable rate crisis generated more than 11,000 calls to Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission and 9,000 informal complaints about higher-than-expected electricity bills. Some bills were 300 percent higher than […]

2015-05-07T15:31:24-05:00November 25th, 2014|Pennsylvania Market|

Legislators Object to National Grid’s Proposed 23.6 Electricity Rate Hike

Legislators from across Rhode Island are objecting to National Grid’s proposed 23.6 percent electricity rate hike.

By: Mark Schieldrop |

Legislators from across Rhode Island are objecting to the rate hike proposed by National Grid that could raise electricity rates by nearly 24 percent this winter.

“There just doesn’t seem to be any concern on the […]

2015-05-07T15:31:24-05:00November 25th, 2014|Rhode Island Market|

State approves 29 percent rate increase sought by Western Massachusetts Electric Co.

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State regulators have approved a 29 percent rate increase sought by Western Massachusetts Electric Co., which serves about 200,000 customers in Western Massachusetts.

WMECo has said the rate increase would take effect Jan. 1 and remain in effect for six months. It would raise the average residential customer’s bill by about $26 […]

2015-05-07T15:31:24-05:00November 24th, 2014|Massachusetts Market|

Utility Bills Going Up

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s push for more restrictions on coal-fired power plants and the resulting shift to using more natural gas could cost local residents $750 to $850 more per year for energy use in 2020 compared to what they paid in 2012, a new study indicates.

The study, “Energy Market […]

2015-05-07T15:45:03-05:00November 24th, 2014|Ohio Market|

BGE Commercial Electricity Supply Rates to Surge Up to 80% Effective Dec. 1

BGE commercial rates are set to surge by 80 percent effective Dec. 1, 2014. Maryland consumers have the option to buy electricity from suppliers other than the power company. Maryland-based energy advisor MD Energy Advisors gives insight on how businesses can avoid surges and reap optimal energy savings.

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With BGE Commercial rates […]

2015-05-07T15:31:24-05:00November 24th, 2014|Maryland Market|

O&R wants to hike your rates

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Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) last week filed electric and natural gas base rate increase requests with the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC).

The average household would see a hike in electricity rates of about $8 per month ($100 per year) if O&R’s rates are approved by the state. […]

2015-05-07T15:31:24-05:00November 21st, 2014|New York Market|

National Grid seeks 23.6-percent rate hike for Rhode Island electric customers


Most Rhode Islanders would see their electric bills increase dramatically in January under a proposal National Grid submitted to state regulators on Wednesday.

With prices for natural gas used for electric generation this winter expected to match or even exceed last winter, the typical Rhode Island household that uses 500 kilowatt […]

2015-05-07T15:31:24-05:00November 20th, 2014|Rhode Island Market|