Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate

 

 

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
555 Walnut Street
5th Floor Forum Place
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1923

Phone: 717-783-5048 or toll free 800-684-6560
Fax: 717-783-7152

Email: consumer@paoca.org

OCA Legislative Testimony

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Electricity / Natural Gas / Telecommunications / Water / Miscellaneous

or testimony from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, all testimony.

Electricity

April 10, 2014

Testimony of Tanya J. McCloskey Regarding Variable Rate Plans (pdf).

April 1, 2014

Testimony of Tanya J. McCloskey Regarding Variable Rate Plans (pdf).

March 20, 2014

Testimony of Tanya J. McCloskey Regarding Variable Rate Plans (pdf).

January 23, 2014

Testimony of Tanya J. McCloskey Regarding Update on Electric Competition and Consumer Choice (pdf).

April 24, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Substantive Provisions of Chapter 14 and House Bill 939 (pdf).

 

April 23, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 1047 (pdf).

 

February 7, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Overview Of The Regulated Utility Industry (pdf).

 

January 29, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee, Regarding Renewable Energy Legislation (pdf).

May 8, 2012

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Smart Meters, House Bills 2186 and 2188 (pdf).

January 19, 2012

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee, Regarding Electric Reliability (pdf).

November 1, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Chapter 14 of the Public Utility Code (pdf).

August 2, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Status of Competitive Electricity Markets in Pennsylvania (pdf).

April 28, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 1294 (pdf).

February 10, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Pennsylvania Electric Industry (pdf).

November 17, 2010

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Municipal Aggregation - HB 2619 (pdf).

September 9, 2010

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Municipal Aggregation - HB 2619 (pdf).

April 13, 2010

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Regarding Electric Rates Issues (pdf).

March 11, 2010

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding LIHEAP and Weatherization (pdf).

March 3, 2010

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Municipal Electricity Aggregation (pdf).

January 20, 2010

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources And Energy Committee, Regarding HB 1909 Pennsylvania Power Authority (pdf).

December 4, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Majority Policy Committee, Regarding Utilities and Weatherization (pdf).

June 4, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Act 129 of 2008 -- Implementation (pdf).

May 27, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources And Energy Committee, Regarding PA Power Authority (pdf).

March 26, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Electricity Rate Mitigation (pdf)

February 5, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Electric Utility Industry (pdf)

December 18, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Regarding Wholesale Electricity Markets(pdf)

November 19, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Regarding Special EN BANC Hearing on Alternative Energy, Energy Conservation and Efficiency and Demand Side Response Docket NO. M-00061984 (pdf)

September 11, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Regarding Energy Prices and the Need to “Prepare Now” for Winter (pdf)

February 12, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Regarding Electric Rate Cap Expiration (pdf)

January 31, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 2200 and House Bill 2201 (pdf)

November 20, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection And Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Senate Bill 1134  (pdf)

October 9, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: House Bill 824  (pdf)

September 5, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Electricity Procurement, Rate Caps And Electric Price Mitigation Strategies (pdf)

June 14, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Consumer Affairs Committee  Regarding House Bill 1201.

June 5, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committees Regarding Pennsylvania Energy Policy.

May 31, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Majority Policy Committee  Regarding Electric Utility Rate Stabilization.

March 15, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Consumer Affairs Committee Regarding Electric Utilities.

March 21, 2006

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Senate Public Health  and Welfare and Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committees Regarding Low Income Energy Assistance.

February 14, 2006

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Regarding Energy Policy for Pennsylvania

March 8, 2005

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Regarding Diversification of Power Generation Resources

June 23, 2004

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources And Energy Committee Regarding Renewable/Advanced Energy Portfolio Standards (pdf file)

March 4, 2004

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Consumer Affairs Committee Regarding Status of Electric Restructuring in Pennsylvania and House Bill 1841 (pdf file)

December 17, 2003

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Regarding House Bill 2035 (pdf file)

December 10, 2003

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Regarding Senate Bill 901 (pdf file)

September 4, 2003

United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Regarding The Blackout of 2003 (pdf file)

September 17, 2002

Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resoures Regarding FERC Standard Market Design (pdf file)

September 10, 2002

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Regarding FERC Standard Market Design (pdf file)

November 27, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Regarding House Resolution 100 - Energy Prices

October 30, 2001

Testimony before the House Consumer Affairs Committee  Re: Regarding Renewable Energy Initiatives

June 28, 2001

Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Re: Electric System Reliability

June 14, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Consumer Affairs Committee Re: House Bill 1433, Low Income Households for Affordable Basic Energy Service

March 7, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee Re: Electric Reliability

October 5, 1999

Testimony before the United States House Energy and Power Subcommittee on behalf of NASUCA Re: Electric Restructuring, H.R. 2944, the Electricity Competition and Reliability Act of 1999

May 27, 1999

Testimony before the Philadelphia City Council Re: Retail Electricity Competition in Philadelphia

May 25, 1999

Testimony before the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Re: State Progress in Retail Electricity Competition

October 22, 1997

Testimony before the United States House of Representatives on behalf of the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, Re: Legislative Proposals on Electric Utility Restructuring

October 2, 1996

Testimony before the City Council of Philadelphia Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities, Re: Electric Competition

August 19, 1996

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Electric Generation Competition

June 10, 1996

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Electric Competition

May 15, 1996

Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Re: Electric Regulation -- A Vision for the Future

February 1, 1996

Testimony before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Re: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA)

Natural Gas

April 24, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Substantive Provisions of Chapter 14 and House Bill 939 (pdf).

April 23, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 1047 (pdf).

March 13, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Extention Of Natural Gas Service (pdf).

February 7, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Overview Of The Regulated Utility Industry (pdf).

April 11, 2012

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Center For Rural Pennsylvania, Regarding Extension of Natural Gas Service in Rural Pennsylvania (pdf).

November 1, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Chapter 14 of the Public Utility Code (pdf).

October 27, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Natural Gas Pricing (pdf).

August 3, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Status of Natural Gas Competition in Pennsylvania (pdf).

April 28, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 1294 (pdf).

April 16, 2010

Comments Of The Office of Consumer Advocate, Regarding the Marcellus Shale En Banc Hearing (pdf).

March 11, 2010

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding LIHEAP and Weatherization (pdf).

December 4, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Majority Policy Committee, Regarding Utilities and Weatherization (pdf).

April 23, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding: House Bill 744 Natural Gas Distribution System Improvement Charge (pdf).

February 25, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding: Natural Gas Industry (pdf).

January 31, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 2200 and House Bill 2201 (pdf)

November 9, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Special Session House Bill 40 and House Bill 41 Natural Gas Issues  (pdf)

October 9, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: House Bill 824  (pdf)

June 5, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committees Regarding Pennsylvania Energy Policy.

March 22, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Consumer Affairs Committee Regarding Natural Gas Utilities, March 22, 2007.

March 21, 2006

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Senate Public Health  and Welfare and Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committees Regarding Low Income Energy Assistance, March 21, 2006.

February 14, 2006

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Regarding Energy Policy for Pennsylvania

October 11, 2005

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Philadelphia City Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Regarding PGW - Natural Gas Price Increase Resolution 050845 (pdf file)

September 30, 2004

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Regarding Investigation into Competition in the Natural Gas Supply Market, Docket No. I-00040103 (pdf file)

June 1, 2004

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Consumer Affairs Committee Regarding Status of Natural Gas Restructuring (pdf file)

May 20, 2004

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the House Consumer Affairs Committee Regarding Philadelphia Gas Works Cash Receipts Reconciliation Clause (pdf file)

October 9, 2003

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee Regarding Natural Gas Prices

September 18, 2003

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission Regarding Natural Gas Price Increases

November 27, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Regarding House Resolution 100 - Energy Prices

October 4, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Re: Senate Resolution 75 Natural Gas Issues

April 27, 1999

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: H.B. 937, Natural Gas Legislation

March 23, 1999

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: S.B. 601: Deregulation of the Natural Gas Industry

July 15, 1998

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Update on Natural Gas Deregulation

May 28, 1997

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Retail Deregulation of the Natural Gas Industry

May 27, 1997

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: House Bill 1068, Natural Gas Deregulation

Telecommunications

November 21, 2013

Testimony of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding: House Bill 1608 (pdf)

February 11, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding: Telecommunications, Cable & Wireless Industry (pdf)

March 10, 2008

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding: Senate Bill 1000 (pdf)

February 7, 2008

Testimony of the Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding: House Bill 1490 (pdf)

April 11, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Telecommunications (pdf)

September 15, 2004

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Senate Communications And High Technology Committees, Re: Voice Over Internet Protocol (pdf file)

October 20, 2003

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Senate Communications And High Technology Committees, Re: Senate Bill 900 (pdf file)

August 21, 2003

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: House Bill 30 Telecommunications Legislation (pdf file)

July 11, 2003

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: House Bill 1669 Telecommunications Legislation (pdf file)

November 19, 2002

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection And Professional Licensure And Communications And High Technology Committees, Re: Amendments To Chapter 30 Of The Public Utility Code (pdf file)

October 2, 2002

Testimony before the  Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and Communications And High Technology Committees, Re: Local Telephone Competition (pdf file)

September 10, 2002

Testimony before the Communications And High Technology Committee

Re: Chapter 30 of the Public Utility Code (pdf file)

August 15, 2002

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee

Subcommittee on Telecommunications

Re: Chapter 30 of the Public Utility Code (pdf file)

June 17, 2002

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate -

Communications and High Technology Committee, Re: Chapter 30 of the Public Utility Code

August 8, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House - Committee on Consumer Affairs, Subcommittee on Telecommunications Re: Hearing on Area Code Depletion

June 26, 2001

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Telecommunications Re: House Bill 1596 - Slamming

April 28, 1999

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: S.B. 667, 668, 669: Telecommunications

April 6, 1999

Testimony before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: H.B. 200 and 229: Slamming

July 1, 1998

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Competition in the Local Telephone Market

September 8, 1997

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Universal Telephone Service

October 3, 1996

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Re: Bell Atlantic's Rate Rebalancing

April 25, 1996

Testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Re: Telecommunications Deregulation -- Implementation of Chapter 30 of the Public Utility Code

Water

April 28, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding House Bill 1294 (pdf).

March 2, 2011

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Water and Wastewater Issues (pdf)

February 4, 2009

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Water & Wastewater Industry (pdf)

April 12, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Water And Wastewater Utilities (pdf)

Miscellaneous

February 7, 2013

Testimony Of Tanya J. McCloskey before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Overview Of The Regulated Utility Industry (pdf)

November 1, 2011

Testimony Of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Regarding Chapter 14 of the Public Utility Code (pdf)

March 12, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the United States House Of Representatives Committee On Energy And Commerce Sub Committee On Energy And Environment, Re: Consumer Protection Policies for Climate Legislation (pdf)

October 9, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: House Bill 824  (pdf)

September 12, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Consumer Affairs Committee, Re: Utility Infrastructure in Pennsylvania  (pdf)

August 30, 2007

Testimony of Sonny Popowsky before the Pennsylvania House Insurance Committee, Re: H B 1121  (pdf)

 

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