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The New York State Public Service Commission says it has completed its investigation into the windstorm in March that swept through the region and it has determined that NYSEG and RG&E had a poor response to storm restoration.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is announcing that more utility crews from New York State are packing up and heading to Puerto Rico, where the monumental task of restoring electrical service to the hurricane-ravaged island continues.


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Not surprisingly, some businesses are supporting National Grid's request to raise electric delivery rates while citizens and citizen groups are opposed. That became apparent at Tuesday afternoon's Public Service Commission hearing at Buffalo's Central Library.

Ellen Abbott

The New York State Public Service Commission continues to gather comments on National Grid’s proposed 17.5 percent rate hike. Buffalo will be the site of a final public hearing Tuesday - and protestors are expected to be out in force.

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Could solar energy reduce costs in economically-challenged neighborhoods? That is what National Grid is looking to find out.

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The Public Service Commission is holding two days of public hearings to listen to those affected by the windstorms of five weeks ago. Especially those served by NYSEG and Rochester Gas and Electric had problems getting their power back on.

Upstate NY Power Outages-Update

Mar 11, 2017

National Grid crews have been working diligently to restore power for almost 180,000 upstate New Yorkers who lost power as a result of Wednesday's damaging windstorm.

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Utility crews across Western New York are working to restore power after Wednesday's damaging winds.

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Thousands in Western New York remain without electricity Thursday morning and many schools are closed as the region recovers from Wednesday's stormy conditions which produced winds in excess of 70 miles per hour. 

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The New York State Thruway Authority is announcing temporary traffic interruptions that will occur this week.

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At the cost of $118 million, National Grid has begun construction on a new power station at its Gardenville site in the Town of West Seneca, where company officials estimate one third of the region's power is currently distributed.

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When a fire devastated an East Side building in 2011, the former food storage, distribution and manufacturing facility became a brownfield – property that sat idle for years due to environmental concerns.

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The continuing demand for electricity in the summer's unrelenting heat wave is pushing New York's power grid hard. On Monday, the forecast demand was so high that Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked the state government to turn off lights and limit air conditioning to ease demand.

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Buffalo has been issued a $1 million rebate on its street light payments to National Grid, the latest stage in a fight that has been going on for several years.


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A longstanding energy connection between the US and Canada is being updated today.

The northbound lanes of the Interstate 190 near the Peace Bridge will be closed on Sunday morning for the installation of new cross-border power lines.

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A series of thunderstorms rolled through Western New York overnight, bringing heavy rains.

Planned West side power outage delayed until Friday

Jul 30, 2015
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After having planned to shut off power to around 400 customers on Buffalo’s West Side Thursday, National Grid last Wednesday postponed that outage a day.

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Technology is making four of Buffalo's major parking ramps much brighter and greener.

Underground electrical fire closes downtown streets

Apr 12, 2015
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An underground electrical fire at Franklin and Tupper Streets in downtown Buffalo resulted in the closing of streets and evacuation of buildings on Sunday afternoon.

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Yesterday's gusting winds caused a number of reports of property damage and power outages around the region.

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There's some light being shed on how many Buffalo street lights are out and what National Grid will do about it.

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Buffalo has 32,000 street lights. How many of them work? The city will know soon when a consultant reports.

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Record rainfall on Saturday and an accumulation of ice caused significant difficulties for Western New Yorkers Sunday morning.

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The positive spin-off from Canalside is continuing. Ground was broken Wednesday on a project designed to revitalize Ohio Street between Buffalo's Inner and Outer Harbors.

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The cause of the power outage that affected more than 45,000 National Grid customers on Saturday remains under investigation.

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Officials with National Grid are reporting that a lightning strike is responsible for the power outages around the region.

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A new electric vehicle charging station was unveiled at a western New York retail store Wednesday. It is hoped that greater accessibility to the stations will encourage more people to buy electric cars.

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Senator Charles Schumer is supporting a plan to switch the NRG Dunkirk plant from coal to natural gas. However, the plan is one of two options being considered by the state Public Service Commission.

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A limited state of emergency was declared in the City of Niagara Falls  on Saturday as clean-up from Friday night's damaging storms continued.

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