PaG&E to pay $2.3M more in refunds over electricity rate hikes

By: Myles Snyder |

An electricity supplier has agreed to pay an additional $2.3 million in refunds to Pennsylvania customers who complained of high rate hikes during the first three months of 2014.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane and acting Consumer Advocate Tanya McCloskey on Thursday announced the proposed settlement with Energy Services Providers Inc., which […]

2015-05-07T15:29:59-05:00March 26th, 2015|Pennsylvania Market|

CA drought impacting hydroelectric output in a big way

By: Jaclyn Brandt |

The California drought has affected electricity rates in the state, due to less available hydroelectricity. In a report, the Pacific Institute found that rates of other power sources, including natural gas, have increased due to lack of water resources.

“This severe drought has many negative consequences,” Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick in […]

2015-05-07T15:29:59-05:00March 24th, 2015|California Market|

5 charts that explain U.S. electricity prices

What customers pay really depends on where they are

By: Gavin Bade |

Last month, the Energy Information Agency (EIA) released its data on residential electricity prices in the United States for 2013, and the numbers speak volumes about the state of the American electricity system.

In general, what customers pay for power depends on where […]

2015-05-07T15:42:59-05:00March 24th, 2015|National Market|