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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1393


Review of Universal Service and Energy Conservation Programs; Public Meeting; Doc. No. M-2017-2596907

[47 Pa.B. 4964]
[Saturday, August 19, 2017]

 On May 10, 2017, the Public Utility Commission (Commission) entered an Opinion and Order at Review of Universal Service and Energy Conservation Programs, Docket No. M-2017-2596907, which initiated a comprehensive review of the universal service and energy conservation model. The model includes customer assistance programs, low-income usage reduction programs, customer assistance and referral evaluation services, and hardship funds.

 The Commission has released a staff report on the statutory, regulatory and policy frameworks of the universal service and energy conservation model and the steps required to initiate any proposed changes. This report was released on July 14, 2017, at the same docket.

 The Commission has received written comments from interested parties outlining their priorities, concerns and suggested changes to regulations and policies for universal service and energy conservation model. The deadline for submitting comments was August 8, 2017. The order, staff report and comments may be viewed on the Commission's web site at

 The Commission's Bureau of Consumer Services will coordinate a stakeholder meeting to allow interested parties an opportunity to provide feedback on the filed comments and on any other priorities, concerns or suggested changes pertaining to the universal service and energy conservation model.

 The stakeholder meeting will be held on September 13 and 14, 2017, at the Keystone Building, Hearing Room 1, Harrisburg, PA. The session on September 13, 2017, will convene from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the session on September 14, 2017, will convene from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. An agenda will be posted on the Commission web site at this docket prior to the meeting. Stakeholders planning to attend the meeting should contact Joseph Magee at Stakeholders may attend one or both days. A call-in bridge may be available.

 Following the stakeholder meeting, interested parties may file reply comments to address the filed comments and any issues discussed at the stakeholder meeting. Reply comments are due by October 16, 2017. Copies of reply comments must also be e-mailed in Word-compatible format to


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1393. Filed for public inspection August 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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