But tens of thousands of customers say their bills have skyrocketed.
Elias forin runs a small business in Eynon, Lackawanna county
He is just one customer who says his bill has nearly double every month since he signed a contract with a New York based electric company.
Lawmakers say part of the problem is they don't always understand the contracts they are signing with power suppliers.
They fear customers are being taken advantage of.
Robert Powelson, P.U.C. Chairman said
"I can tell you my colleagues and I have zero tolerance for any supplier that would do such a thing to a consumer.."
The Consumers Affairs Committee in Harrisburg as well as State Attorney General Kathleen Kane are investigating the issue.
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