The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday approved a $64,450 settlement with a competitive power supplier that had allegedly tried to switch 2,937 Peco customers in 2011 without authorization.
Investigators blamed the "slamming" on a single rogue salesperson for Public Power L.L.C. of Danbury, Conn. The activity was discovered before most of the customers were formally switched to the new supplier.
But about 263 customers were actually switched, and the settlement requires the supplier to refund more than $22,000 that they were billed for the time they were served by Public Power.