LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The cost of electricity for Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township residents who buy power from Metropolitan Edison went up Monday (June 1, 2009), when the company was allowed by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) to revise its transmission service rates.
The average Met-Ed customer’s bill is expected to increase about 8.3 percent, or roughly $7 a month, between now and May 31, 2010, according to the commission. The additional charges reflect the cost that Met-Ed must pay to PJM Interconnection, the Valley Forge PA-based manager of the region’s power grid, for transmitting electricity to its customers.
Metropolitan Edison serves homes and businesses in the northeast portion of the township. Overall, it supplies electricity to about 547,000 customers in 13 Pennsylvania counties.