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52 Pa. Code § 54.43. Standards of conduct and disclosure for licensees.

§ 54.43. Standards of conduct and disclosure for licensees.

 To protect consumers of this Commonwealth, licensees shall adhere to the following principles in the provision of electric generation service:

   (1)  A licensee shall provide accurate information about their electric generation services using plain language and common terms in communications with consumers. When new terms are used, the terms shall be defined again using plain language. Information shall be provided in a format that enables customers to compare the various electric generation services offered and the prices charged for each type of service.

 (b)  A licensee shall respond to reasonable consumer requests for information regarding energy sources by percentage, and plant emissions of its electric generation supply.

 (c)  A licensee shall provide notification of change in conditions of service, intent to cease operation as an electric generation supplier, explanation of denial of service, proper handling of deposits and proper handling of complaints in accordance with this title.

 (d)  A licensee shall maintain the confidentiality of a consumer’s personal information including the name, address and telephone number, and historic payment information, and provide the right of access by the consumer to his own load and billing information.

 (e)  A licensee may not discriminate in the provision of electricity as to availability and terms of service based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, receipt of public assistance income, and exercise of rights under Subchapter IV of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (15 U.S.C.A. § §  1691—1691f), relating to Equal Credit Opportunity. See 12 CFR 202-1—202.14 (relating to equal credit opportunity Regulation B).

 (f)  A licensee is responsible for any fraudulent deceptive or other unlawful marketing or billing acts performed by the licensee, its employes, agents or representatives. Licensee shall inform consumers of state consumer protection laws that govern the cancellation or rescission of electric generation supply contracts. See section 7 of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (73 P. S. §  201-7).

 (g)  A licensee shall comply with relevant Commission regulations, orders and directives that may be adopted.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  54.42 (relating to license suspension; license revocation); 52 Pa. Code §  111.3 (relating to supplier liability for its agent); 52 Pa. Code §  111.5 (relating to agent training); and 52 Pa. Code §  111.12 (relating to consumer protection).

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