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Boback Calls for Study on Impact of Electric Choice for Consumers
3/25/2010

Rep. Karen Boback (R-Columbia/Luzerne/Wyoming) announced today that she is introducing legislation to study the impact of the Electricity Generation Customer Choice and Competition Act on customer rates, the development of market competition, and how each class of customer has been impacted by the switch to a competitive market. 

“The changeover to electric choice has been significant for Pennsylvania consumers, and the Legislature should review whether or not this law has been effective at providing electric customers with greater choice and better prices,” said Boback.  “Pennsylvanians depend on affordable electricity service, and my goal is to protect their interests.” 

Boback’s resolution directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) to review the transition to an open market in four areas: 

  • The general manner in which the transition to market-based electric rates was accomplished.
  • How customer rates have been affected in areas where rate caps have expired.
  • How market competition has or has not developed among electric generation suppliers within areas where rate caps have expired.
  • The competitive supplier offerings in areas where rate caps have expired, including a specific review of offerings made to each electric customer class. 

The LBFC will report its findings to the General Assembly, along with recommendations regarding measures that could be taken to further foster competition in every service territory in the Commonwealth. 

 “We have to make sure consumers truly do have options for electric choice to work because competition will drive down costs,” said Boback.  “My goal is to protect consumers from skyrocketing utility costs by ensuring they have choices.”   

Rep. Karen Boback
117th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(570) 477-3752
(717) 787-1117
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nwamsley@pahousegop.com
(717) 783-8063
Member Site: 
RepBoback.com
Caucus Site:  PAHouseGOP.com

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