Monthly Archives: August 2014

Utility Project Urges NY PSC to Dismiss Comcast/Time Warner Merger Petition or Require Amendment and New Comment Process

In Reply Comments filed August 25, 2014, the Utility Project argues that proponents of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger either failed to address or satisfy the established “net positive benefits” test for approval of the transfer of ownership of Time Warner Cable’s New York Subsidiaries to Comcast.  The Utility Project previously filed its Initial Comments June 19, Read more…

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New York’s Utility Project Seeks Executive Director

The Public Utility Law Project of New York is seeking an Executive Director.  The Utility Project is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing information, education, research and advocacy regarding utility matters with a focus on New York’s low and fixed income residential consumers.  Current goals include working toward universal service, affordable utility rates, and improved utility customer protection. Read more…

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PSC Upholds Secrecy of “Lightly Regulated” Electric Company Profits

In a final agency determination under its Records Access Rules, the Public Service Commission on August 13, 2014 held that information in Annual Reports required to be filed by all electric companies under Public Service Law § 66(6) may not be released under the Freedom of Information Law with respect to companies “lightly regulated” by Read more…

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Consumer Groups Urge New York PSC to Release Annual Reports Showing Profits of “Lightly Regulated” Electric Companies

AARP, Consumers Union, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), and New York’s Utility Project today filed a Letter of Support urging the Secretary of the Public Service Commission to reverse a determination of the agency’s Records Access Officer (RAO) which allows electric companies “lightly regulated” by the PSC to maintain secrecy of the information Read more…

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DPS Staff Finds No Net Positive Benefits to Comcast Merger, As Currently Proposed

In comments filed August 8, 2014, New York State Department of Public Service Staff concludes that as proposed, the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger lacks net positive benefits for New York. “CONCLUSION Staff has reviewed the benefits and detriments of the proposed transaction, both concrete and speculative, and we find that there is no net positive Read more…

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