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NYSEG and RG&E, both subsidiaries of AVANGRID, have announced the proposed rate settlement case that they have filed with the New York Public Service Commission.

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the state’s power grid is being used.

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Buffalo Common Council members are blasting local utilities for the way they treat the public and customers when doing projects.

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The New York State Public Service Commission says it has started an enforcement action against several utilities in the state because of the way they dealt with major storms last year.

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The New York State Public Service Commission is proposing a $3.9 million settlement over the way NYSEG and Rochester Electric & Gas responded to the March 2017 windstorm.

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Western New Yorkers have plenty of experience coping with winter storms. But one risk that can be overlooked as we deal with snow-clogged sidewalks and icy roads involves heating our homes.

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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.

WBFO's Eileen Buckley

New York State regulators have scheduled public meetings to gather comments from utility customers impacted by the windstorm that knocked out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Western New York earlier this month.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

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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Local residents and customers of National Fuel gas are trying to challenge the company’s proposed rate hike. They shared their concerns during a hearing by the Public Service Commission at Buffalo’s downtown central library on Wednesday.

If you heat your home with natural gas, heating bills could hit the lowest levels in more than a decade.  Experts say current projections indicate that average heating costs will be 29% lower than last year.

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Western New York AARP members are calling on Senator Maziarz and other lawmakers to give utility customers a voice. AARP members held a meeting with local senior citizens Wednesday to discuss the importance of urging elected officials to act on a bill that would create an independent utility consumer advocate office.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's office has announced the approval of a joint proposal from the state Public Service Commission, National Fuel, and other state agencies and commissions to freeze delivery rates for National Fuel natural gas customers in Western New York through September 30, 2015.