Monthly Archives: April 2009

More Questions for the NYISO

The New York State Assembly Committees that recently held hearings on the NYISO. In the aftermath of the hearings, the NYISO defended its anonymous bidding system and the practice of one of the market participants to demand $1,000/MWH for part of its output, and criticized the report of McCullough Research which indicates that the NYISO Read more…

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PSC Reports on Devastating Termination Statistics

At the New York State Public Service Commission (“PSC”) monthly agenda meeting on April 7th, the Director of the Office of Consumer Services provided an update on the winter heating season’s termination statistics by the electric and natural gas utilities. The PSC Chairman thanked the energy utilities for going “above and beyond” what is required Read more…

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A Year Passes with No PSC Decision on Submetered Tenant Complaints of HEFPA Violations and Overcharges

On April 7, 2008, PULP assisted an elderly tenant who resides at Hazel Towers, a 286 unit apartment building in the Bronx, in making a complaint to the PSC against her landlord regarding charges for submetered electricity. See Under HEFPA, the New York PSC Must Decide Complaints of Submetered Customers. The PSC had allowed submetering Read more…

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Much $$ for Energy Efficiency Included in Stimulus Package

The recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or ARRA, includes significant funding amounts for energy efficiency and weatherization projects. According to a presentation of the National Association of State Energy Officials, reports, billions of dollars have now been made available. State Energy Program$3.1 billion has been allocated for the State Energy Program Read more…

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PSC Files Comments with FCC on Federal Rural Broadband Strategy, Forgets Affordability Issue for Low-Income Households

Recently, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) , along with the state’s Office for Technology (OT), filed comments with the FCC regarding the creation of a federal rural broadband strategy. The FCC was looking for input on means to coordinate the various federal agencies involved with the broadband deployment effort and to streamline Read more…

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