Colin Murray

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FirstEnergy Electric Customers: Look for Lower Rates in September

Colin Murray | Jul 18, 2014

Customers in central and western Pennsylvania at the FirstEnergy utilities -- Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power -- will see lower electric rates starting in September. Read More

Chicago ComEd Customers Paying 35% Higher Electric Rate

Colin Murray | Jul 11, 2014

Thousands of customers in the Commonwealth Edison territory in the Chicago, Illinois area are paying electric rates as high as 35% above market prices because of the decision of their local municipal aggregator. Read More

Illinois Municipal Aggregation Fees on the Rise

Colin Murray | Jul 2, 2014

Consultants' fees to opt-out of municipal aggregations in Illinois are increasing. Read More

Don't Expect Utility Electric Rate Drop at PPL This Fall

Colin Murray | Jun 26, 2014

Pennsylvania customers looking to save money on their electric rate shouldn't plan on seeing any meaningful rate relief at PPL Electric Utilities when the summer ends, according to a preliminary estimate of PPL's September electric generation rate. Read More

Many Municipal Aggregations Now Charging Higher Electric Rates Than Utilities

Colin Murray | Jun 19, 2014

As the cost of electricity in the Northeast is pushed up by higher capacity costs and lingering impacts of last winter's polar vortex, several municipal electric aggregations in Illinois are now charging higher electric rates than Commonwealth Edison or Ameren. Read More

Round-Up: June Means New Electric Rates for Residential Customers in Multiple States

Colin Murray | Jun 6, 2014

The start of June brings new electric rates to customers in several Northeast states who continue to buy their power supply from the local utility instead of shopping for a competitive electric supplier. Read More

June Means 20-50 Percent Electric Rate Hikes for Non-Shopping Customers in Central & Western Pennsylvania

Colin Murray | May 30, 2014

On June 1, customers at FirstEnergy's Pennsylvania utilities -- Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power and West Penn Power -- will see their electric rate for generation supply increase anywhere from 20 percent to 50 percent if they continue to buy their power supply from the local utility instead of shopping for a competitive supplier. Read More

Millions of Eastern, Central Pennsylvania Residents to See Surprise Electric Rate Hike at PPL

Colin Murray | May 22, 2014

Millions of residential electric customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania will see a surprise rate hike on their PPL electric bill starting June 1 if they continue to buy their power supplies from PPL. Read More

Sharp Electric Rate Hike Expected for Pittsburgh Area Businesses, Residents

Colin Murray | May 16, 2014

Duquesne Light, the electric utility serving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas, is forecasting significant increases in its electric rates for customers who do not shop for an alternative electric supplier. Read More

Electric Rates at ComEd to Rise 40 Percent

Colin Murray | May 9, 2014

Residential electric rates at Commonwealth Edison in Illinois are due to rise 40 percent starting June 1, 2014. Read More