Gas, electric rate hikes to be discussed at public hearings

Posted at 12:12 PM, Jul 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 12:39:03-04

The New York State Public Service Commission will give you the floor to discuss National Grid's proposed changes in electric and gas delivery rates in its upstate service territory. 

The NYSPSC will hold a public statement hearing on August 1, 2017, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Gallery Conference Room located on 1 Lafayette Square. There will be information sessions at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. and hearings at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., all on the same day. 

On July 10th, National Grid proposed to increase its annual electric delivery revenues by $261 million and its gas delivery revenues by $70 million. If approved by the New York State Public Service Commission, the average residential customer would see a monthly bill increase of $8.93 on electric. While gas would present a monthly bill impact of $8.70. Both effective April 1, 2018.

Those who cannot attend or prefer not to speak at the hearing, can submit comments via: 

  1. Internet – at www.dps.ny.gov, click "Search" and enter "17-E-0238" or "17-G-0239" in the "Search by Case Number" field.
  2. Mail – to Hon. Kathleen H. Burgess at secretary@dps.ny.gov or mail delivery to Secretary Burgess,  New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223.
  3. Call – Toll-Free Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120. This line is set up to receive in-state calls 24 hours a day. 

The deadline for comments is August 8, 2017.