Public Service Commission

Hudson Valley News
6:53 am
Fri June 27, 2014

PSC Rejects United Water's Requested Rate Increase

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

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Hudson Valley News
2:51 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
1:46 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Report Highlights Alternatives To Proposed Water Supply Project in Rockland

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 am
Thu August 22, 2013

PSC Sets New Dates For United Water Public Hearings

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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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Hudson Valley News
9:14 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

PSC Staff Responds To Rehearing Request From Utility Merger Opponents

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
7:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Execs Respond To Schumer Re: Proposed Utility Merger

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.  And now top executives of the two companies have responded.

The proposed merger between Canadian energy company Fortis and Poughkeepsie-based CH Energy Group, parent of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, has stoked several flames of opposition to and concern about the union. Senator Schumer was in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie earlier this month, urging top brass at both companies to answer questions.

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Hudson Valley News
6:45 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

PSC Adds Hearings, Comment Time For Proposed Utility Merger

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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.

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Hudson Valley News
2:36 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

A Group of Residents Raises Concerns About Proposed Central Hudson-Fortis Merger

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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.  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.

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Hudson Valley News
6:48 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

PSC Approves Construction of Power Plant in Dutchess

The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the construction of a large power plant in Dutchess County.  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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:45 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Con Ed Asks for Rate Hike

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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. 

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