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

Transource Independence Project


On December 27, 2017, Transource filed its Siting Applications with the PA Public Utility Commission. These Applications are for the proposed Independence Project lines in York and Franklin counties.

East (York County): A-2017-2640195 
Both the East and West Applications have been consolidated under Docket No. A-2017-2640195

The following links will take you to the East Application on the PA Public Utility Commission's website:
East Application
East Application Attachments

In addition to the Application, here are additional links regarding the Transource East Project:
PUC Case Docket
Transource Direct Testimony
OCA Protest
Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
OCA Prehearing Memorandum

West (Franklin County): A-2017-2640200
Both the East and West Applications have been consolidated under Docket No. A-2017-2640195. Please use this docket number for any correspondence pertaining to the Transource Application.

The following links will take you to the West Application on the PA Public Utility Commission's website:
West Application
West Application Attachments

In addition to the Application, here are additional links regarding the Transource West Project:
PUC Case Docket
Transource Direct Testimony
OCA Protest
Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
OCA Prehearing Memorandum

Now that Transource has filed it Siting Applications, any interested persons can file a response to one or both Applications.  Responses can be in the form of a:

       Protest – A formal pleading that states your objections and concerns.  Filing a Protest will make you a party to the proceeding. 

       Petition to Intervene – A request to become a party to the case by showing a direct interest in the proceeding. 

       Objection Letter or Comments – A written statement of your concerns without becoming a party to the proceeding.

More information regarding Protests, Petitions to Intervene and Objection
Letters or Comments (click below to view)


We have provided samples of each response type below:

Protest (Sample)

Petition to Intervene (Sample)

Objection Letter or Comments (Sample)

As shown in the samples, Protests, Petitions to Intervene, and Objection Letters
and Comments should include the name of the proceeding and the docket
number.  Use only the name and docket number for the proceeding that you wish
to participate in, East or West. 

  • Protests and Petitions to Intervene should be mailed to the Secretary of
    the PA Public Utility Commission and copied to the Administrative Law
    Judges, Transource Pennsylvania, LLC (the applicant), and Counsel
    representing the applicant. Please see the Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice or
    the OCA samples above for these names and addresses.
    The deadline for filing is Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

  • Objection Letters and Comments should be mailed to the Secretary of
    the PA Public Utility Commission.

If you do not wish to file any of these documents, an opportunity for Public Input
at a Public Input Hearing will also be provided during the course of the proceeding.
We will have more information on participating in a Public Input Hearing
once the Public Input Hearing date(s) and location(s) are determined.


 

Prehearing Conference


If you filed a Protest or Petition to Intervene, your right to proceed as a party
in this matter will be discussed at the Prehearing Conference.
The Prehearing Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10 a.m.
at the Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA.
If you plan to participate in the Prehearing Conference, you have
the right to submit a Prehearing Conference Memorandum on or before
Thursday, March 8, 2018
. You are not required to submit a Prehearing
Memorandum in order to participate.

The Administrative Law Judges have provided in their Prehearing Conference
Order that e-mail service of the Prehearing Memorandum on or before
March 8, 2018 to the Administrative Law Judges and the other Parties is acceptable.
No hard copies need to be filed, although it is customary to bring several hard
copies to the Prehearing Conference and usually two hard copies are provided
to the Court Reporter. 

Click here to view a sample of a Prehearing Conference Memorandum.
As shown in the sample, the Prehearing Conference Memorandum
should include the name of the proceeding and the docket number. Use only
the name and docket number for the proceeding that you wish to participate in,
East or West. No testimony is taken at the Prehearing Conference and you do not
have to attend the Prehearing Conference to later testify in this proceeding.
An opportunity for Public Input at a Public Input Hearing will be
provided during the course of the proceeding.

We will have more information on participating in a Public Input
Hearing once the Public Input Hearing date(s) and location(s) are determined. 

 

                                            Site View

As part of the Transource transmission line application process, affected
parties who filed a Protest or a Petition to Intervene have the
opportunity to request a site view.  A site view is an on-the-record hearing that
takes place in the areas affected by the proposed transmission line.
During a site view, the Administrative Law Judges will preside over the taking of
testimony by the affected parties in the presence of a court reporter,
other Public Utility Commission employees, Transource representatives,
and other interested parties. 

Requests must be in writing and affected parties have until
April 2, 2018 to request a site view. Requests will be considered by
the Administrative Law Judges who will make the determination as to
which properties they will visit. 

 

Here is some information on requesting a site view:

Deadline for Submission:     April 2, 2018

Method:  Letter or Email

Mailing Address:  The Honorable Elizabeth H. Barnes
The Honorable Andrew M. Calvelli
Office of Administrative Law Judge
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Commonwealth Keystone Building 400 North Street, 2nd Floor, L-M
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Email Address:  ebarnes@pa.gov
acalvelli@pa.gov

Content:  In your request, please greet the Administrative Law
Judges as Your Honors.

Please state your name and the physical address
of the property you wish the Judges to view.

Include a statement consenting to the presence of
the Judges, a court Reporter, other Public Utility Commission
employees, Transource representatives, and other
parties at the viewing site.

Include a statement of what is to be viewed and your availability for
May and June 2018 so that the Judges may schedule
a date for the site view.

 

                                 Public Input Hearings

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold eight
Public Input Hearings to gather comments regarding the East and West
transmission, line applications submitted by Transource.

 

Click here for our Consumer Bulletin which lists the dates, times, and locations
of the hearings as well as tips for participating in these
public input hearings.