Moul Says Fix Needed for Variable Electric Rates
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) told the House Consumer Affairs Committee today that he has received numerous calls and emails from constituents complaining about high electric bills resulting from their variable rate electric contracts.

The committee held a public hearing at the state Capitol today after lawmakers received a flood of calls and emails from Pennsylvania rate payers who were hit with exceedingly high electric bills following recent storms and record-low temperatures in January and February.

“Many consumers have been misled by questionable marketing practices that advertise low rates but fail to emphasize the limited terms,” said Moul. “Customers are often solicited over the phone and do not receive copies of the contract. Then when rates rise sharply, as they did this winter, the high electric bills are leaving some unable to pay.”

Moul said he supports provisions in House Bill 2104 that cap increases in variable rates and require greater transparency in both marketing and contract language. The bill would also enable customers with variable rate contracts to switch companies without transfer penalties or fees.

Rep. Moul’s remarks:

Representative Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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