Energy Insecurity

Philadelphia seeks 16.9% water rate increase, citing revenue erosion from pandemic

In mid-February, the Philadelphia Water Department announced it was seeking a 16.9% residential rate increase phased in over two years that...Read more

PWD Exhibit 1 - Notification of Rate Filing (Supplemented as of Formal Filing)

This artifact contains the following documentation regarding the proposed Philadelphia Water Department rate increase: 

  • Advance Notification of Rate Filing to the Philadelphia Water Sewer and StormWater Rate Board 
  • Advance Notification of Rate Filing to the Philadelphia City
  • ...Read more
PWD Exhibit 3A: FY2022 Proposed Rates and Charges

The following artifact details how the approved water rate change would impact various consumers, types of properties, and the forms of charges associated with water billing in Philadelphia for FY2022. It also details PWD billing and qualifications for "charity rates and charges". Read more

Powering Our Health: How the Pandemic Impacted Medically Vulnerable Households in Philadelphia

This white paper looks at the intersecton of medical vulnerability and energy insecurity.Read more

Hurricane Ida power failures prompt calls for more solar energy, tougher grids

When Hurrican Ida hit New Orleans, it took out eight major transmission lines delivering electricity to the New Orleans metro area, after Hurricane Laura severely damaged lines last year as well. One resident Jenel Hazlett was fortunate to have solar panels and a battery backup system...Read more

RESPONSE TO PUBLIC ADVOCATE’S ADVANCED INTERROGATORIES AND REQUESTS FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS QUESTIONS 1 - 14, Philadelphia Water Rate Case

The following artifact contains PWD's responses to the public advocate's advanced interrogatories and requests for production of documents. Read more

Philadelphia Water Department 2021 Proposed Rate Increase

This artifact is a presentation created by the Philadelphia Water Department regarding their proposed rate increase. Without increased rates, according to PWD, they will have insufficient revenues to meet operating and legal requirements in FY2023. The Department withdrew a rate request in 2020...Read more

Jessel et al. - Energy, Poverty, and Health - 2019

This literature review serves to provide an in-depth look at energy insecurity as it relates to health, in both their acute and chronic states. The artifact is particularly useful in its ability to track and make connections between the fast-changing nature of the environment, as affected by...Read more

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