Category Archives: Con Ed

Con Edison wants big electric rate increase

  Con Edison wants a big electric rate increase in January 2016. It filed with the New York Public Service Commission on January 30 for a one-year rate hike it says will boost electric charges an average 3.2 percent. What … Continue reading

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Prices up, but cool weather eases summer Con Edison electric bills

New York had fine summer weather this year — not too hot, and only a few days when temperatures jumped into the 90s. Electricity prices were up a bit this summer, but you probably used your air conditioner less. That … Continue reading

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Natural gas prices drive up summer Con Edison electric bills

  Summer air conditioning season is upon us – which means your Con Edison electric bills for June, July and August will likely be higher than what you pay in the spring or fall. How your bills this summer compare … Continue reading

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Feds investigating New York’s winter electricity price surge

  Investigators from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are looking into New York’s winter electricity price surge, Sen. Charles Schumer said today as he urged another agency, the Federal Trade Commission, to also start a probe. Schumer said he wasn’t … Continue reading

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Price surge over, but New York electric charges will spike again

  This winter’s punishing power price surge is over, and New York’s electric supply charges headed back to normal in March. This graph shows the default supply charge paid by a typical Con Edison residential customer for the last six … Continue reading

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Albany pulling plug on plan for advocate to fight high New York utility rates

  The state Legislature isn’t doing anything this budget season to help New Yorkers stuck with some of the nation’s highest utility bills. Utility lobbying and opposition from Gov. Cuomo and Senate Republicans have blocked efforts by AARP and Senate … Continue reading

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If you smell natural gas, report it

  The horrific gas explosion that struck East Harlem on March 12 has something in common with the famous story of Kitty Genovese. In the Kitty Genovese murder – which happened 50 years ago this week – plenty of people … Continue reading

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State finally requiring public electricity and gas price data

  It’s been 18 years since New York embarked on its policy of giving consumers a choice of electricity and gas suppliers – and only now is the state planning to offer a reliable way to compare prices among different … Continue reading

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PSC eases back-end Con Ed hike as it approves rate deal

  Members of the Public Service Commission found a way to ease the automatic rate hike Con Edison customers will face if the company decides not to seek new rates for 2016. AARP, which says its members worry about high Con … Continue reading

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It’s July in January for Con Ed electric customers

  With January Con Edison bills now arriving in consumers’ mailboxes, it’s a good time to take another look at this winter’s shockingly high electricity supply charges. The data in this graph comes from a Con Edison residential customer with … Continue reading

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