New York State Public Service Commission

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The Rockland County executive announced Monday that the county is suing a water company and two state agencies, saying ratepayers should not have to bear the cost of a desalination plant that was never built.

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The New York state Public Service Commission held its final public hearing last night on a proposed rate hike from a water company that serves customers in Orange and Rockland Counties. Speakers condemned the company’s request to recover millions of dollars from a scuttled desalination plant as part of the proposed increase.

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The New York state Public Service Commission held two public hearings Thursday in Kingston on a proposed Clean Energy Standard. Most audience members who took to the mic voiced opposition to the proposed nuclear component of the plan.

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There’s a new partnership weighing in with a proposal for changing the compensation model for solar net metering. It includes a number of New York utilities and national solar companies.

Boundless Energy Appeals PSC Decision

Mar 28, 2016
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An energy company that claims its proposal would have rendered the least environmental impact for a transmission line project has appealed a New York State Public Service Commission decision denying a request for rehearing. The company has gone to state supreme court with the matter.

Rockland Grassroots Group To Receive EPA Award

Apr 24, 2015
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The Environmental Protection Agency Friday will honor a grassroots group that combatted a controversial proposed desalination plant in Rockland County.

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A non-profit group says consumers are being left in the cold when it comes to input about a proposed electric rate hike in the Hudson Valley. It says older consumers, in particular, can ill afford the possible two-digit hike. Meanwhile, the utility is aiming for a lower rate hike.

NYS PSC Session To Address United Water Matters

Nov 13, 2014
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The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday is scheduled to decide whether to approve a surcharge for a proposed water project in Rockland County along with a related issue.

Riverkeeper Sues PSC Over Danskammer Power Plant

Oct 31, 2014

An environmental group is suing a New York State agency over a power plant in the Hudson Valley. The power plant is set to be reactivated under new ownership after severe damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Westchester County based-Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state Public Service Commission's approval to reactivate the Danskammer Power Plant in the Town of Newburgh without conducting a full environmental review. Phillip Musegaas is Hudson River Program Director at Riverkeeper.

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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 comment period on proposed recommendations concerning a New York transmission line project recently ended. An environmental group is calling for the whole process to be put on hold. Others with concerns don’t go as far.

PSC Cuts United Water's Proposed Rate Increase

Jul 8, 2014
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The New York State Public Service Commission has rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley. The PSC also wants a third party to independently review management and operation practices.

PSC Rejects United Water's Requested Rate Increase

Jun 27, 2014
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The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley.

FERC Denies Rehearing On Capacity Zone Request

Jun 2, 2014
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order relating to a newly-implemented energy capacity zone that is already raising electric rates.  The order came one week before a scheduled day in court.

Dutchess County Exec Supports Lawsuit Against FERC

May 21, 2014
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The Dutchess County executive has joined the legal fight to dismantle a new capacity zone. He says county residents cannot afford to pay the price of higher electric bills resulting from the new zone and is calling on a federal agency to halt the zone’s implementation.

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro Monday filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Court Issues Order In Lawsuit Against FERC

May 17, 2014
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A U.S. Court of Appeals has responded to a lawsuit filed earlier this week by a Dutchess County utility and the New York State Public Service Commission concerning a new capacity zone.

Court Orders FERC Response In Capacity Zone Case

May 16, 2014
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A U.S. Court of Appeals has responded to a lawsuit filed earlier this week by a Dutchess County utility and the New York State Public Service Commission concerning a new capacity zone.

Central Hudson, PSC Take FERC Matter To Court

May 13, 2014
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A Dutchess County-based utility company is turning to legal action in its opposition to a new capacity zone that it says is already translating into higher electric rates. The New York State Public Service Commission has also filed an emergency motion with the court.

National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans

Apr 22, 2014
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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.

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.

NYS Senator Rolls Out Affordable Energy Plan

Mar 13, 2014
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A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley has unveiled an energy plan he hopes will ease financial burdens and move the state forward. 

State Senator Terry Gipson has an affordable energy plan he says would bring relief from taxes and rate hikes to families and businesses.

“I just can’t sit by any longer and watch hardworking families and business owners suffer under these regressive energy taxes,” says Gipson.

The Democrat from Rhinebeck says his plan has five points.

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A New York state senate committee next week will hold a hearing about a contingency plan if the Indian Point nuclear power plant were to be shut down. The committee’s chairman has concerns about the proposed plan, but does not want to see the plant closed. An environmental group does.

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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.

NY Electric Customers Will Get Credit Of Up To $3

Sep 20, 2013
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New York electric customers will be getting a small credit on an upcoming bill. 

The state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved a one-time credit to electricity bills of up to $3, depending on usage.

PSC Sets New Dates For United Water Public Hearings

Aug 22, 2013
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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.

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United Water New York has filed a response to the Public Service Commission’s order for the company to provide information relating to the need for a new water supply source for Rockland County. This comes as United Water has begun preliminary work on a controversial desalination plant.

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The chair of a county legislature in the Hudson Valley says the New York State Public Service Commission has answered her call to reschedule public hearings concerning the continuing need for a new water supply source.

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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.

Utility Merger Opponents Ask The PSC For A Rehearing

Jul 29, 2013
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Opponents of an approved utility merger in the Hudson Valley are asking the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its decision.

United Water To Respond To PSC Order About Need

Jul 23, 2013
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A number of legislators along with citizens’ and environmental groups are questioning the need for a proposed water supply project in Rockland County. The company behind the proposed project affirms the need is still there, and growing. The state Public Service Commission will decide.  

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The New York State Public Service Commission is revisiting whether the underlying need for water in Rockland County warrants the construction of a major water supply project. 

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