HARRISBURG – Legislation designed to protect customers with variable rate electric contracts is on the calendar to be considered by the PA House when they return to session in Harrisburg. House Bill 2104 was proposed in response to crippling price spikes during last winter’s polar vortex weather system. Bill sponsor, Montgomery County Rep. Bob Godshall said consumers must be protected from profiteering by companies which are looking to capitalize on the weather. The measure limits electric rate increases for customers with variable rate to no more than 30% per billing cycle and requires switching requests to be completed within five business days. The bill also requires all electric supplier contracts to contain certain language that clearly explains the contract terms, and electric suppliers must provide customers with a copy of their contract.