Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate

Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate The OSBA is an independent state agency which represents the interests of small business customers in regulated utility matters.

The OSBA is pleased to announce that the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s 2019 Small Business Advantage Grant...
07/26/2019
Small Business Advantage Grant

The OSBA is pleased to announce that the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s 2019 Small Business Advantage Grant Program is now accepting applications!
This grant provides Pennsylvania small businesses the opportunity to acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention technologies with a 50% reimbursement matching grant for equipment or materials. Do not delay! Grants awarded on a first-come, first-served basis!
Energize your business! Apply today!

https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/SmallBusinessOmbudsmanOffice/Pages/Small%20Business%20Advantage%20Grant.aspx

February 27, 2019 - The Small Business Advantage Grant is now closed.  Please check this site in late July, 2019 for future grant announcements.

It's National Small Business Week! Did you know that small businesses create two out of every three new jobs yearly? Tha...
05/06/2019
National Small Business Week

It's National Small Business Week! Did you know that small businesses create two out of every three new jobs yearly? Thank you, small business owners, for all your hard work and contributions to the economy. For more information related to National Small Business Week, check out the U.S. Small Business Administration's info page below.

National Small Business Week is May 5th-11th, 2019

PennTAP is providing a free workshop for small business owners, where you can learn about tax reform and utility bill re...
03/14/2019
Energy Conservation and Efficiency Workshop | PennTAP

PennTAP is providing a free workshop for small business owners, where you can learn about tax reform and utility bill rebates for energy efficiency programs for your small business. Click the link below to learn more:

Join PennTAP and FayPenn as we host a workshop on: Tax reform for manufacturers and small businesses Utility bill rebates and incentives for energy

If you experience power outages due to the recent high winds, remember to report the outage directly to your utility com...
02/25/2019

If you experience power outages due to the recent high winds, remember to report the outage directly to your utility company. Their numbers can be found in the PA Public Utility Commission's post below.

Snow & ice can bring down power lines. Stay clear since they may still be electrified. Always call your electric company to report downed lines or if you lose power during a storm.

The refunds for PA utility customers continue, as the PA Public Utility Commission voted 5-0 to approve a settlement in ...
01/22/2019
PUC - Press Releases

The refunds for PA utility customers continue, as the PA Public Utility Commission voted 5-0 to approve a settlement in The York Water Company rate proceeding. The OSBA was a party in negotiations that led to the succesful joint settlement agreement that will result in a total of $2.1 million in refunds to customers, as well as a net revenue increase nearly 50% less than originally sought by the utility. Read the PUC's full press release for more information: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/about_puc/press_releases.aspx?ShowPR=4146

Press Releases PUC Approves Smaller than Requested Rate Increases for York Water; Orders $2.1 Million in Refunds Related to Federal Tax Reform SavingsJanuary 17, 2019 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a joint settlement which includes a smaller than reque...

Check out the PA PUC's important information regarding the upcoming winter storm, including details on what to do if you...
01/18/2019

Check out the PA PUC's important information regarding the upcoming winter storm, including details on what to do if you lose electricity or any other utility service. Stay warm and safe!

Prepare Now as Winter Storm Harper approaches PA. Check out our pre-storm safety tips & reminder to contact your utility if you lose power during the storm at http://www.puc.pa.gov/about_puc/press_releases.aspx?ShowPR=4150

The OSBA is thrilled that its participation in the Duquesne Light Company rate proceeding will result in substantial sav...
12/21/2018
PUC - Press Releases

The OSBA is thrilled that its participation in the Duquesne Light Company rate proceeding will result in substantial savings for consumers. The PA Public Utility Commission voted 5-0 to approve a net revenue increase that is approximately 50% less than originally sought by Duquesne. Additionally, Duquesne will refund consumers $24 million in savings that resulted from the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Read the PUC's full press release for more information: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/about_puc/press_releases.aspx?ShowPR=4135

Press Releases PUC Approves Settlement with Substantially Lower Rate Increase for Duquesne Light; Utility to Refund $24 Million in Federal Tax SavingsDecember 20, 2018 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a partial settlement involving Duquesne Light and var...

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
12/18/2018

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Members of the PUC Choir sang God Bless America 🇺🇸 today at the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. More than 40,000 wreaths will be placed on veterans’ graves at the National Cemetery. We thank all veterans for their service.

John Evans and the OSBA congratulate Jen Swails, as she assumes her new role as PA Budget Secretary. We thank Randy Albr...
12/11/2018

John Evans and the OSBA congratulate Jen Swails, as she assumes her new role as PA Budget Secretary. We thank Randy Albright for his lifetime of dedication to the Commonwealth of PA. Farewell Randy!

11/21/2018

After the excitement of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, don't forget this Saturday is Small Business Saturday! Over 6,700 small businesses nationwide have pledged to have events and activites. #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat

OSBA's John Evans appeared on PCN's "Focus on Aging Adults" program to share information critical to PA's aging populati...
04/19/2018
Utility Costs for Consumers

OSBA's John Evans appeared on PCN's "Focus on Aging Adults" program to share information critical to PA's aging population, and beyond. Click the link below to watch the full PCN program.

Utility Costs for Consumers Utility companies across Pennsylvania are proposing a variety of changes to consumer's bills and service. These changes include, fees for not shopping for an alternative energy supplier, or allowing customers to pre-pay their energy bill. On this episode of Focus on Aging...

The OSBA's Assistant Small Business Advocate Daniel G. Asmus actively participated in negotiations that led to the succe...
03/08/2018
PUC - Press Releases

The OSBA's Assistant Small Business Advocate Daniel G. Asmus actively participated in negotiations that led to the successful achievement of a Joint Petition for Full Settlement in Columbia Water Company's recent rate proceeding at the PA PUC. As a direct result of Attorney Asmus' successful negotiations, Columbia Water Company's small business customers will pay substantially lower rates than were originally proposed by Columbia. Check out the PUC's press release for more information

Press Releases PUC Approves Settlement Including Lower Rate Increase than Requested by Columbia Water CompanyMarch 01, 2018 HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today approved a settlement that includes a lower rate increase than had been initially requested by the Columbi...

Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate's cover photo
02/08/2018

Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate's cover photo

Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate
02/08/2018

Pennsylvania Office of Small Business Advocate

Address

300 North 2nd Street, Suite 202
Harrisburg, PA
17101

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(717) 783-2525

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