Monthly Archives: May 2013

After Final Submissions on Prior Proposal, Fortis, Central Hudson File New Plan With PSC for Fortis Acquisition

“The game’s isn’t over until it’s over.” After more than a year of proceedings involving the proposed acquisition of Central Hudson by Fortis, Inc., after months of review of a contested Joint Proposal put forward by some parties, after a Recommended Decision of two Administrative Law Judges that the PSC reject the proposal, and after Read more…

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to NYPSC: Don’t Approve Fortis Inc.’s Proposed Acquisition of Central Hudson

In a letter filed May 29, 2013 with the New York Public Service Commission, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has asked the Commission to follow the recommendation of two Administrative Law Judges and disapprove the proposed acquisition of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Co. by Fortis, Inc., a Canadian holding company.  Citing Fortis’ conduct in Belize, Read more…

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PULP Urges PSC to Follow Recommendation of Administrative Law Judges to Reject Fortis, Inc.’s Proposed Acquisition of Central Hudson Electric & Gas

The Public Utility Law Project of New York, Inc. (PULP), along with numerous community  groups, opposes the proposed acquisition of Central Hudson by Fortis, Inc. and supports the ultimate conclusion of the Recommended Decision handed down by Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) Epstein and Prestemon on May 3, 2013, which advises the Public Service Commission to reject Read more…

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FERC ALJ Issues Final Report on Distribution of Funds Disgorged by Alleged NYISO Energy Market Manipulator

FERC Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Bobbie J. McCartney has issued a Final Report to FERC on the distribution of $104 million disgorged by alleged NYISO market manipulator Constellation Energy Commodities Group. New York’s allocation of $78 million was disbursed on April 30, 2013 to NYSERDA, for eventual distribution as one-time bill credits to customers ($48 Read more…

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Will LIPA "Reform" Provide Equal Consumer Protections for Long Island Electric Customers?

Under proposed “reform” legislation to revise the structure and operations of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), it appears that LIPA consumers will not have the full benefits of the protections and complaint adjudication process available to other utility customers of public and investor-owned utilities across New York state. To understand the latest twist in Read more…

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Administrative Judges Issue Recommended Decision Advising PSC to Reject Central Hudson/Fortis Merger

Two Administrative Law Judges of the New York State Department of Public Service Issued a Recommended Decision on May 3, 2013 advising the Public Service Commission to reject the proposal of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Company to be acquired by Fortis, Inc., a Canadian company.  The Judges concluded: We find it relatively easy to conclude Read more…

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