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Utility Project Urges NY PSC to Make Central Hudson Electric & Gas Bills Affordable and Encourage Efficiency and Conservation

In the year ending August 31, 2014, Central Hudson Gas & Electric sent more than 300,000 final termination notices to its residential customers.  Four months ago, the Utility Project spotlighted “the basic fact that electric and gas utility service [is] not affordable to many residential customers of Central Hudson Gas & Electric, as shown by the Read more…

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PSC DEFINING AN ESCO “VALUE ADDED” SERVICE OPTION THAT WOULD ALLOW ESCOs TO CHARGE LOW-INCOME UTILITY CUSTOMERS MORE THAN THE RATE THE UTILITY WOULD HAVE CHARGED THEM

Many ESCO marketers promise utility customers they will save money on their utility bills.   However, it is very difficult for customers who switch to ESCO service to know whether they are paying more or less for electricity or gas than if they had continued to take full service from the utility. The reason for Read more…

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AARP and Utility Project File Comments on NY PSC Staff Track I “Straw Proposal” in “REV” Proceeding

The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) spawned a major new initiative called “REV,” which stands for Reforming the Energy Vision. Through information technology and clean energy solutions, the objective of REV is to achieve a new, state-of-the-art 21st Century power grid that might enable customers to better manage and reduce their electricity costs while protecting Read more…

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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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