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

Educational Resources, Tips, and Links to Other Agencies

Energy / Natural Gas / Telecommunications / Water

Energy

A Guide to Home Energy Savings - Pennsylvania Home Power Boosters enables you to quickly and easily tap into the opportunities provided by increasing the energy efficiency of your home.

PA Power Switch - In Pennsylvania, you can choose the company that generates your electricity - also known as your electric supplier. This means you have the power to switch to a competing supplier who can offer the lowest price, or provide a specific service you want such as green/renewable energy.

Other Pricing Information Resources

Energy in Pennsylvania - a comprehensive Commonwealth site for individuals and businesses.

Energy Conservation Links

Home Energy Saving Tips - Explore your options for saving energy and using renewable energy at home, at work, in your community, and while driving.

Residential Natural Gas Prices: What Consumers Should Know - National Energy Information Center in Washington website on natural gas.

PA Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Toll Free 1-866-857-7095.

US Department of Energy - Energy Savers Booklet - Energy tips provided by the U.S. Department Of Energy. Booklets are also available from our office. Email your request to consumer@paoca.org or call  our office at 1-800-684-6560. For additional energy saving information, visit the U.S. Department Of Energy, Energy Savers website.

Weatherization Assistance Program - U.S. DOE, Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs.

Home Energy Saver- Energy Advisor - Environmental Energy Technologies Division of DOE & EPA

EnergyGuide.com - Smart Energy Choices

Conservation Consultants, Inc.- bringing resources together, Green Neighborhood Initiatives

Energy Coordinating Agency of Philadelphia, Inc.- (ECA) nonprofit corporation ensuring affordable and environmentally sustainable energy and water.

Natural Gas

Residential Natural Gas Shopping Statistics -- a quarterly update showing the number and percentage of residential customers served by alternative gas suppliers throughout Pennsylvania.

The U. S. Department of Energy is offering complimentary copies of the Energy Information Administration's brochure, Residential Natural Gas Prices: What Consumers Should Know. You can link directly to this brochure on EIA's web site here.

Telecommunications

Links For Long Distance Shopping Information - Updated August 8, 2005.

Long Distance Telephone Shopping Tips - Updated August 5, 2005.

Has your long distance carrier been switched without your authorization? If so, you may be a victim of SLAMMING. To file a slamming complaint complete the FCC Slamming Complaint Form.

Do you have unexplained or unauthorized charges on your bill? If so, you may be a victim of CRAMMING.

Water

 

Commonwealth Website