Sappey urges residents to participate in PUC’s June 10 PECO rate increase public input hearing

KENNETT SQUARE, May 29 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, is urging local PECO electric and natural gas consumers to participate in an upcoming public input hearing she has arranged with the Public Utility Commission regarding the energy company’s request to the PUC to raise its rates.

“Residents’ voices need to be heard now, not after a rate increase,” Sappey said. “We’re all impacted by potential rate increases, so it’s time to speak up.”

According to Sappey, PECO Energy Company asked the PUC on March 28 to increase rates for electric ($575 million more per year) and natural gas ($111 million more per year) distribution services. If the rate increase is approved, consumers will be paying significantly more, according to information from the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate.

The in-person hearing for Chester County residents is being held at 6 p.m. Monday, June 10 at the Kennett Square Borough Building located at 600 S. Broad St. Pre-registration is not required to testify at an in-person public hearing. There will be a sign-up sheet in the hearing room.

Interested residents are encouraged to visit the PUC’s website at for tips on offering testimony at public input hearings, along with how to handle any exhibits people wish to submit during testimony. People with questions may contact Representative Sappey’s office by calling 484-200-8264 or by emailing with “PECO rate increase hearing” in the subject line.