NYSEG Proposes Rate Increases

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2010 at 11:37 AM EDT

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NYSEG Proposes Rate Increases

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 29, 2010 at 11:37 AM EDT

ALBANY, NY (WKBW/NYSPSC) -- The New York State Public Service Commission will be holding public statement hearings to hear from the public on rate increases proposed by NYSEG and RG&E.

NYSEG has proposed to increase rates by approximately $169.7 million for electric delivery service and by $63.4 million for natural gas delivery service.

RG&E has proposed to increase rates by approximately $87.4 million for electric delivery service and by $62.9 million for natural gas delivery.

The increases for both NYSEG and RG&E would become effective on September 25, 2010 if approved.

Under New York State Law, the Commission must consider utility rate proposals and may adopt, reject, or amend any part of the requested changes in rates and services.

The public will have an opportunity to present their comments at a set of hearings before an administrative law judge assigned by the Commission to these cases.

Four separate pubic statement hearings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, April 27 - Rochester - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
City Hall Common Council Chambers
30 Church Street, 3rd Floor
Rochester, NY 14614

Tuesday, April 27 - Geneva - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Geneva Community Center Black Box Theater
160 Carter Road
Geneva, NY 14456

Wednesday, April 28 - Binghamton - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Broome County Public Library Decker Room
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Thursday, April 29 - Lancaster - 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lancaster Village Municipal Building Auditorium
5423 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086