Category Archives: Public Service Commission

Con Edison electric customers flee energy service companies

  Con Edison electric customers are giving up on those folks who promise lower electricity bills. Energy service companies — ESCOs — lost 6.1 percent of their residential customer accounts in Con Ed’s service area from May 2014 to May 2015, … Continue reading

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Superheroes power up Con Edison gas safety campaign

  Pow! Zap! Well — Zap! probably isn’t a good idea, since a Zap! could mean a spark, and we’re talking about natural gas safety here. DC Comics’ Justice League characters star in a new Con Edison gas safety campaign unveiled … Continue reading

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Con Edison wants to own renewable electric generation

  Let us back in, Con Edison says. New York’s push to spread the use of renewable electricity is giving Con Ed an opening to argue that it should dip its toes in the power generating business regulators forced it … 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 solar rules help customers escape high prices

  The sun is shining on the solar power business in New York City and Westchester County. One reason is that many people have found that installing solar panels is a good way to beat Con Edison’s high residential and … Continue reading

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Comcast-Time Warner merger collapses

  So much for the worries over a Comcast-Time Warner merger. Bloomberg news reported Thursday, April 23 that Comcast is calling off its plans to absorb Time Warner because of federal government opposition to the $45.2 billion deal. As The … 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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State seeks to improve aid to New Yorkers who can’t pay utility bills

  Lots of New Yorkers can’t pay their utility bills. As of November, 1.2 million people were 60 or more days behind with Con Edison, National Grid and other utilities. Their total arrearages topped $756 million. Last year, electric and gas … 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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Sunny days ahead for solar electricity in New York

  Alternative energy isn’t a big part of the electric power mix in New York. Renewables like solar, wind, and biomass account for just 6.5 percent of the electricity generated in the state. The US Energy Information Administration says natural … Continue reading

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