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PUC Seeks Comments on Changes to Utility Regulations

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC or Commission) today issued for comment revisions to Chapter 56 of the Public Utility Code (Chapter 56), including but not limited to new utility reporting requirements, a new definition for medical certificates, an end to Friday utility service terminations, and installments for customers’ security deposits. 355 more words


PUC Seeks Comments and Approved Tentative Implementation Order Addressing Valuation of Municipal or Authority-Owned Water and Wastewater Systems Acquired by Investor-Owned Utilities

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today, July 21, 2016, adopted a Tentative Implementation Order that addresses amendments to Chapter 13 of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Code (Code), which Governor Wolf signed into law April, as Act 12 of 2016. 161 more words

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Public Utilities Commission denies HECO-NextEra merger in 2-0 vote

The biggest business deal in Hawaii history has been rejected.

The Public Utilities Commission voted 2-0 to deny the merger between HECO and NextEra.

NextEra had proposed a $4.3 billion takeover of the utility company that operates on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. 1,798 more words


Slim turnout for public hearings on Young Brothers' proposed rate hike

A series of public hearings on Young Brothers’ shipping rate hike proposal wrapped up Thursday with an Oahu session where no one came to speak. 130 more words


PUC majority on HECO-NextEra reached last month, but infighting stalled its release

An internal Public Utilities Commission document obtained by Always Investigating indicates a majority opinion had been reached in the HECO-NextEra merger case last month, but infighting delayed its issuance. 947 more words


Senators challenge attorney general on grounds for governor’s utility appointment

State senators are taking their first legal steps in a fight with the governor over a Public Utilities Commission appointment.

They’re pointing out to the attorney general where he could be wrong about advice he gave the governor. 521 more words