Monthly Archives: December 2008

Buffet asks NY PSC to Approve Acquisition of Three New York Nuclear Power Stations; Takeover of Constellation Questioned at FERC

PSC Merger Approval RequestedOn October 17, 2008, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company filed a petition with the PSC seeking a declaratory ruling that the New York PSC has no jurisdiction to review its proposed acquisition of three New York nuclear power stations with capacity totaling 2259 MW. According to NYISO data, in many hours of the Read more…

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ALJ Recommends “Overlay” Telephone Area Code Requiring 11-Digit Dialing, Despite Plentiful Numbers and Exchange Codes in Central New York’s 315 Area

On November 26th, a New York PSC Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) made a recommendation that the PSC require telephone companies to begin preparing for an “overlay” to the 315 area code in central New York. An overlay is a second area code that follows the same geographic boundaries as the original code. All existing customers Read more…

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Unmanned HEAP Hotline Fails to Serve the Blind

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance tells people with problems and questions concerning the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) to call for information: Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your County Social Services Office or to the NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009. The OTDA State HEAP Hotline does Read more…

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OTDA Eases, but Continues, its Administrative Restriction on Assistance to Utility Customers with Incomes Above the Public Assistance Level

PULP has long advocated that the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (“OTDA”) repeal or relax its administratively issued regulations that bar emergency utility assistance to applicants who have not repaid a prior grant. See OTDA Must Relax Its Administrative Restriction on Utility Assistance Loans for Persons with Incomes Above the Public Read more…

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