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P.U.C. aims to speed up switch times for electricity suppliers

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission is seeking comments on proposed regulation changes that it says will reduce the time it takes to change electricity suppliers.

The P.U.C is drafting a new plan that requires utility companies like PPL and Met-Ed to shorten the time it takes to switch customers to new suppliers.

Interested parties have seven days to submit comments on the plan. Consumers can email or write the P.U.C. with comments.

The proposal comes after the commission was bombarded with consumer complaints this winter about variable electricity rates and soaring bills.

Under the new plan, the companies would have to complete the switch within three business days. The process currently takes 11-40 days.

If it's approved, utility companies will have six months to implement the plan.

For more information, you can visit the P.U.C's web site.

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