Thursday, November 30, 2006

Duquesne PA Proceeding

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Parties formally challenging the pending merger of Duquesne Light Co. into the Australia-based Macquarie Consortium have until Dec. 21 to submit testimony, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission said Tuesday. The half-dozen complainant groups, including small-business and consumer advocates, then may present and cross-examine expert witnesses during hearings in Harrisburg before Administrative Law Judge Robert Meehan on Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1. The judge's initial decision on the proposed merger is expected in early April, said PUC press secretary Jennifer Kocher.