FERC, PSC To Hold Technical Conference On Capacity Zone

Sep 23, 2014

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A federal energy regulator and the New York State Public Service Commission are holding a conference to talk about the controversial energy capacity zone that was implemented in the Hudson Valley in May.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New York State Public Service Commission will hold a technical conference to discuss the installed capacity market and energy infrastructure in New York. The FERC notice says the conference will provide an opportunity to review the role of New York’s centralized capacity market in attracting investment and ensuring resource adequacy and reliability. The capacity zone groups the lower Hudson Valley with New York City. And Hudson Valley residential and business customers have been seeing higher electric bills as a result.  News of the technical conference comes just days after New York’s U.S. senators and congressional representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, Chris Gibson Nita Lowey, and Eliot Engel sent a bipartisan letter calling on FERC to immediately reverse its decision on the new capacity zone. The technical conference is scheduled for November 5 in New York City.