HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today asked for public comment on proposed regulations that will establish reporting requirements to facilitate measurement of the development of Pennsylvania’s competitive retail electric supply market.
“This Commission is charged with the ongoing monitoring and development of Pennsylvania’s electric supply market,” said Commission Chairman Wendell F. Holland. “To do so, we must be provided with timely information about sales activity.”
The Commission voted unanimously to begin the rulemaking process that will adopt reporting requirements on electric supply activity. The reports, which will be required of both electric distribution companies (EDC) and electric generation suppliers (EGS), will provide the commission with information needed to fulfill its duties under the 1996 Electricity Choice and Competition Act.
The Act charged the Commission with monitoring sales activity and conducting milestone reviews of the development of the state’s retail market for the supply and distribution of electricity. The Commission can also take steps to prevent anticompetitive or discriminatory conduct and the unlawful exercise of market power.
The proposed rulemaking will amend Commission regulations to impose a reporting requirement on EDCs and EGSs that includes specific information on electric sales activity in Pennsylvania. The proposed rulemaking includes drafts of the forms that would be used in submitting the information.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Interested parties may file comments with the Commission within 60 days of publication. More information on filing comments is available in the order at www.puc.state.pa.us.
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Docket No. L-00070184