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Peco gas project arouses angry opposition in a quiet Delco suburb

A Delaware County community denied zoning approval for Peco's "gas reliability station." The utility has appealed, stoking opposition.

Peco seeks electric rate hike that would boost bills by 9.65%, citing grid costs and COVID-19

The Philadelphia utility said the increase is needed to pay for billions of dollars in investment to modernize the grid and meet clean energy demands, including more electric vehicle charging.

Philadelphia refinery fire report languishes in federal safety agency depleted by Trump

The Chemical Safety Board’s final report on the 2019 release of a potentially lethal chemical at PES is among 19 awaiting approval.

In Philadelphia, nearly a third of customers are past due on their water bills

About 154,000 Philly water customers have fallen behind on payments. In the hardest-hit zip code, 59% of customers have unpaid bills.

Bracing for Philly’s 17.6% water rate increase? Here’s how to be heard in the online public meetings.

The city is encouraging the public to share its thoughts about the water rate hike, which would add $11.72 a month to a residential water and sewer bill.

Pa. lifts moratorium on pandemic shutoffs and allows utilities to resume terminations March 31

Pennsylvania will allow utilities to resume normal service shutoffs for nonpaying customers after March 31, ending a coronavirus moratorium.

Bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions blames ‘mislabeled’ pipe for big blast that led to refinery’s closure

The bankrupt former operator of the Philadelphia refinery has blamed the supplier of an allegedly mislabeled elbow section of pipe for the 2019 blast that led to the permanent closure of PES.

Think you aren’t vulnerable to a Texas-sized electric bill? Here’s how to check.

The culprit is variable-rate power contracts that some customers signed up for from third-party energy suppliers. Many customers are unaware they signed up for a variable rate until it’s too late.

Amid lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission makes fracking ban permanent

The formal ban came a month after a federal judge set an October trial date to hear a challenge to the drilling moratorium.

Peco parent Exelon plans to separate into two firms: ‘Our customers expect us to continuously innovate’

The Chicago company plans to spin off its power-generation business from the company’s six utilities, including Peco, Atlantic City Electric and Delmarva Power.