AGO investigating energy pricing allegations

Gregoire said the investigation will look into possible violations of the state’s antitrust and consumer protection laws. “We want to make sure Washington consumers and utilities are not being charged unfair rates,” she said.

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 29, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE)–A proposal under consideration by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) granting huge subsidies through a rate cap for a select group of large industrial customers would jeopardize Puget Sound Energy’s ability to pay for electricity and natural gas to serve its customers.

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