Pennsylvania Electricity

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Market Conditions – June 2012 The Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook Report released in January 2012 projects the production of natural gas will increase an estimated 3% from 2010 to 2035. It also projects renewable energy will rise an estimated 6% during that same period. Furthermore, the EIA expects electricity generation from coal…

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Why don’t more people shop for electricity in Pennsylvania? That’s the topic of a recent state wide poll released in December by Opinion Research. The results shows three fourths or 78 percent of Pennsylvania residents would consider switching to a competitive electricity provider if they could save about 10 percent on the electricity generation portion…

Monday, June 4th, 2012

“. . I am confident that an appropriately designed end-state and implementation effort will result in the Commonwealth becoming the most competitive marketplace in North America,” said Ron Cerniglia, Director of National Advocacy, Government and Regulatory Affairs for Direct Energy. This prediction was made at the final Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) hearing on the retail…

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The energy sphere is a buzz this month with plant closures and job losses due to newly implemented EPA emission standards, specifically the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (Utility MACT) and Cross State Air Pollution Rule or (CSAPR). In all, 33 gigawatts or about 10 percent of United States coal energy capacity is being retired.…

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Electric delivery charges are known by many different names: Demand charges, transmission charges, TDSP (Transportation Distribution Service Provider) charges, and poles and wires charges. TDSP charges are the fees associates with servicing and delivering power to your meter from the generation source. The TDSP, sometimes called your Transmission and Distribution Utility (TDU), is the utility…