Wash. regulators accuse PSE of improper charges

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Posted: Dec 14, 2011 1:26 PM
Wash. regulators accuse PSE of improper charges

Washington state regulators says Puget Sound Energy improperly charged a residential-visit disconnect fee to electricity and natural gas customers.

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission staff says the utility should refund the $13 fee to more than 1,600 customers. The utility also could be fined as much as $1,000 for each violation.

The fee cannot be charged for a visit other than a disconnect, such as leaving a termination notice.

Puget Sound Energy has 20 days to respond.