FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Greg Vitali
Seminar on electric choice set March 3 in Radnor
RADNOR, Feb. 18 – State Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, will host a seminar from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 3 at the Radnor Township Municipal Building, 301 Iven Ave, Wayne, for residents to learn about choices available to them in selecting their electric supplier and conservation programs.
"My seminar will bring to our area experts on how to shop for electricity, the different types of electric suppliers that are available and conservation programs that save energy and money," Vitali said. "This is a good opportunity for residents to educate themselves on these topics. I encourage people to attend."
· Pennsylvania Consumer Advocate Sonny Popowsky, who will give an overview of electric choice in the Commonwealth and ways to save money through choosing a supplier;
· Former Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger, who will discuss electric generation companies that produce some or all of their energy from renewable sources; and
· Liz Finocchio from PECO, who will outline some conservation programs that the utility offers customers, such as rebates for the purchase of energy efficient appliances, to help them save money.
Reservations are not necessary.
This ability to shop for an electric supplier is the result of provisions of the Pennsylvania Electric Generation
Customer Choice & Competition Act. Residents can choose from about 20 electric supplier companies. A complete list of companies can be found at the Office of Consumer Advocate website, www.oca.state.pa.us.
Consumers can save up to 10 percent a year, or about $90 for an average home. They also can choose to help the environment by selecting a company that uses renewable energy to generate electricity. PECO will continue to serve as the company that distributes electricity, maintains power lines, provides customer service and responds to emergencies.