Public Service Commission http://wamc.org en PSC Rejects United Water's Requested Rate Increase http://wamc.org/post/psc-rejects-united-waters-requested-rate-increase <p></p><p>The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 93578 at http://wamc.org PSC Rejects United Water's Requested Rate Increase National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans http://wamc.org/post/national-grid-removes-eminent-domain-its-plans <p></p><p>An energy company that is submitting a proposal to the New York State Public Service Commission for a major power line project appears to have allayed one major concern. And while community groups praise the utility’s move, they say they are not completely at ease, and have other worries.</p><p>There is an AC, or alternating current, transmission proceeding under way, and developers are working on proposals for high-voltage transmission line upgrades. One of the utility companies putting forth a proposal is National Grid. Here’s spokesman Patrick Stella.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:51:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 88755 at http://wamc.org National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans Report Highlights Alternatives To Proposed Water Supply Project in Rockland http://wamc.org/post/report-highlights-alternatives-proposed-water-supply-project-rockland <p>A report compiled for an opponent of a proposed water supply project in Rockland County, New York says a serious look at alternatives has been missing in the debate. The report’s author says a viable alternative to the more than $120 million project can be brought to the table.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:46:20 +0000 Allison Dunne 74333 at http://wamc.org Report Highlights Alternatives To Proposed Water Supply Project in Rockland PSC Sets New Dates For United Water Public Hearings http://wamc.org/post/psc-sets-new-dates-united-water-public-hearings <p>After many calls to reschedule public hearings regarding Rockland County’s controversial water plans, New York’s Public Service Commission has come up with new dates.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:21:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 71951 at http://wamc.org PSC Sets New Dates For United Water Public Hearings PSC Staff Responds To Rehearing Request From Utility Merger Opponents http://wamc.org/post/psc-staff-responds-rehearing-request-utility-merger-opponents <p>Staff of the New York State Public Service Commission has weighed in on whether the PSC should reconsider its approval of a utility merger in the Hudson Valley.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:14:52 +0000 Allison Dunne 71551 at http://wamc.org PSC Staff Responds To Rehearing Request From Utility Merger Opponents Execs Respond To Schumer Re: Proposed Utility Merger http://wamc.org/post/execs-respond-schumer-re-proposed-utility-merger <p></p><p>Several elected officials have raised concerns over the past few months about a proposed utility merger in the Hudson Valley. Among them is U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.&nbsp; And now top executives of the two companies have responded.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 23:59:29 +0000 Allison Dunne 64881 at http://wamc.org Execs Respond To Schumer Re: Proposed Utility Merger PSC Adds Hearings, Comment Time For Proposed Utility Merger http://wamc.org/post/psc-adds-hearings-comment-time-proposed-utility-merger <p>The New York State Public Service Commission is extending the comment period for a proposed utility merger after some area residents and lawmakers requested the extension.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:45:38 +0000 Allison Dunne 61391 at http://wamc.org PSC Adds Hearings, Comment Time For Proposed Utility Merger A Group of Residents Raises Concerns About Proposed Central Hudson-Fortis Merger http://wamc.org/post/group-residents-raises-concerns-about-proposed-central-hudson-fortis-merger <p>The New York State Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposed merger of Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group -the parent company of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation - and Canadian utility company Fortis, Inc. &nbsp;A public comment period will close at the end of the month, and at least one group of residents from Ulster County has written with its concerns.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:36:30 +0000 Allison Dunne 59149 at http://wamc.org A Group of Residents Raises Concerns About Proposed Central Hudson-Fortis Merger PSC Approves Construction of Power Plant in Dutchess http://wamc.org/post/psc-approves-construction-power-plant-dutchess <p>The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the construction of a large power plant in Dutchess County. &nbsp;It was the last of the major approvals needed, though there are still some issues on the local level to work out before the shovels can hit the ground.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:48:27 +0000 Allison Dunne 57882 at http://wamc.org Con Ed Asks for Rate Hike http://wamc.org/post/con-ed-asks-rate-hike <p>Con Edison says it wants to collect just under $400 million in rate increases next year. Con Ed officials say some of the extra funds from ratepayers in New York City and Westchester County would go toward long-term protection against disasters like Superstorm Sandy.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:45:56 +0000 Allison Dunne 56583 at http://wamc.org Con Ed Asks for Rate Hike