Monthly Archives: May 2008

HEAP Program to Close in May

New York’s 2007 – 2008 federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will close soon. According to the OTDA website The Regular Benefit component of the 2007-08 HEAP program has been extended to Friday, May 16, 2008 however the Emergency Benefit component has been extended until Friday, May 30, 2008. After May 16th, Applicants must Read more…

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Protection of Customers of Cooperative Utilities Under Power Authority Regulations

Co-op Utilities Are Exempt from Public Service Law Requirements and PSC OversightYesterday we received a question about the rights of customers of Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative. The day before, the utility turned off service to approximately 35 of its customer-members due to unpaid bills. Customers said there had been a printed warning message on a Read more…

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