Matzie, D-Ambridge, told Ambridge Connection there have been numerous complaints from consumers who feel they were overcharged for electricity.
“I am encouraging anyone and everyone who has received one of these bills to complain,” Matzie said. “If price gouging has occurred, then we need to gather every voice possible to combat it and to ensure that any deceitful practices that may be occurring in our state are stopped for good.”
Matzie sent a letter to Kane earlier this week expressing his concerns for individuals who have entered into variable rate contracts with competitive generation suppliers and are now receiving unusually high electric utility bills. The Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection is now working with the independent Office of Consumer Advocate to investigate the rate spikes.
Matzie said affected consumers should gather and make copies of any relevant documentation such as bills, contracts, terms and conditions, and marketing material. Complaints can be filed with the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
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