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Inter-Agency Fire Safety Working Group

To ensure the safety and security of energy storage systems across the state.

Overview

Following fire incidents at energy storage facilities in Jefferson, Orange, and Suffolk Counties, Governor Hochul created an Inter-Agency Fire Safety Working Group to ensure the safety and security of energy storage systems across the state. The Working Group will thoroughly investigate the recent energy storage fires and will conduct a comprehensive fire safety review, including emergency response analysis, of energy storage projects that experienced thermal runaway events across New York.

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Investigation of Lead-Covered Cables

Recent media reports have identified lead-covered cables installed years ago by telecom companies could pose a potential public health and environmental risk associated with those cables through releases into the environment.

In an effort to better understand the scope of this potential concern, the State is compiling an inventory of the presence of aerial and buried cables, both on land and below water, containing lead across New York to conduct its own investigation of the health and safety issues potentially caused by these cables.

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Matter 23-01547 - In the Matter of the Investigation of Lead-Covered Cables and the Potential Associated Health Risks.

Central Hudson Billing System

On September 1, 2021, Central Hudson Gas & Electric (Central Hudson, or the Company) upgraded its Customer Information and Billing System. Following implementation, several customers complained to local officials and to the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) about excessive and delayed bills, and a lack of customer support by the Company. The investigation is ongoing.

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Case 22-M-0645 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Concerning Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation's Development and Deployment of Modifications to its Customer Information and Billing System and Resulting Impacts on Billing Accuracy, Timeliness, and Errors.

 

Electric Vehicle Proceeding

The Commission commenced a proceeding on April 18, 2018, to consider the role of electric utilities in providing infrastructure and rate design to accommodate the needs and electricity demand of electric vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). The proceeding explores cost-effective ways to build such infrastructure and equipment, and determine whether utility tariff changes will be needed in addition to those already being considered for residential customers to accommodate and promote the deployment of EVs. The proceeding also investigates the characteristics of EV charging systems and how those systems may facilitate EV participation as a distributed energy resource (DER).

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Case 18-E-0138 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Infrastructure.

Electric Transmission Planning Proceeding

Case 20-E-0197 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Implement Transmission Planning Pursuant to the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act.

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Energy Storage

Case 18-E-0130 In the Matter of Energy Storage Deployment Program. 

Effects of COVID-19 on Utility Service

Case 20-M-0266 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding the Effects of COVID-19 on Utility Service.

NYSEG/RG&E Billing Issues Investigation

Department staff commenced a review and an investigation related to a September 2022 change to the NYSEG/RG&E's customer information and billing system. The complaints received by the Department range from incorrect bills being sent to consumers or very late bills being sent. The investigation is ongoing.

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Matter 23-00068 - In the Matter of DPS staff's Investigation into Billing, Customer Service, and Meter Reading Issues Affecting Customers of New York State Electric & Gas Corporation and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation.

Community Choice Aggregation Programs

Case 14-M-0224 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Enable Community Choice Aggregation Programs.

Read more about Community Choice Aggregation Programs.