By RICHARD F. BELISLE
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Area residents are being warned against imposters posing as Allegheny Power Co. employees who have been going door-to-door trying to charge the electric customers for enrolling in a pilot program, a company spokesman said Friday.
John J. Vincze said the deadline for enrolling in the trial program for selecting an electricity provider has passed.
Pennsylvania recently passed a law calling for the breakup of the electrical power monopoly in the state to encourage competition, much like the breakup of the telephone monopoly, Vincze said.
The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission decided to put the law in effect by launching a year-long pilot program involving about 278,000 electric utility customers. Those selected get to choose their own supplier from among 42 licensed firms, including Allegheny Power, Vincze said.