Category Archives: electricity

Con Edison’s business-friendly three-year rate increase

  Con Edison customers afflicted with some of the nation’s highest electricity prices will suffer more in the next three years. State regulators gave Con Edison a business-friendly rate hike at a meeting January 24. Commercial businesses will pay a … Continue reading

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Smart meters coming to Con Edison teritory

  New Yorkers’ relationship with Con Edison will change dramatically in the coming years as the company outfits all of its electric and gas customers with smart meters. Con Edison’s smart meters will give its customers — and the company … Continue reading

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Con Ed’s summer prices will go easy on your wallet

  Con Ed’s summer prices are expected to drop again this year compared to last. The company said in a news release May 26 that it expects “slightly” lower prices this summer, thanks to lower prices charged by companies that … Continue reading

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Con Edison seeking big rate increases in 2017

  Con Edison is looking for big rate increases from gas and electric customers starting in January 2017. In a filing January 29 with the state Public Service Commission, Con Edison proposes raising New York City residential electric bills an … Continue reading

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Comfy summer for Con Edison electric customers

  If you’ve been smart enough to steer clear of energy service companies, your Con Edison electricity bill has probably been pretty reasonable this summer. Here are a couple of graphs that show what happened inside your Con Edison bill … Continue reading

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Con Edison electricity rates frozen for another year

  Consumers scored a partial win when the Public Service Commission voted June 17 to extend its freeze on Con Edison electricity rates for another year.┬áThat means whatever you pay now is what you’ll be paying through the end of … Continue reading

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No savings for you! New York consumer advocate plan faces uphill fight

  A lot is changing in how New Yorkers buy electricity, gas and communications service. About the only thing staying the same is that consumers have little say in decisions by the state Public Service Commission. Plans for a New … Continue reading

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Con Edison customers buy more power at higher prices

  Despite rising prices, Con Edison customers have been using more and more electricity over the last two decades. The trend ought to please Con Ed shareholders. But it’s tough on New Yorkers’ wallets. Here’s one reason your Con Ed … Continue reading

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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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Home electricity and heating costs forecast to drop this winter

  Expect lower electricity and heating costs in New York this winter, government energy experts say. Electricity prices statewide should be about 20 percent lower this winter compared to last winter, the Public Service Commission says. In a news release … Continue reading

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