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NYS Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms

NYS Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms

The New York State Public Service Commission is sponsoring a series of public statement hearings regarding the March 2018 winter storms and resulting power outages. The Commission has initiated an investigation of the storm preparation and response by the state’s major electric utilities.

To ensure full public participation, the Commission will hold the public statement hearings to solicit input and comments from your community concerning the utilities’ performance regarding the storm events. The hearings are open to members of the public who wish to participate and comment. Information received at the public statement hearings will be transcribed and will be included in the record. The public comments will be considered by the Commission in deciding this matter.

This fact sheet (click here for fact sheet) provides detailed information on how to participate in the public statement hearings and available options to submit comments. Information about the investigation can be found at www.dps.ny.gov. From the homepage, click on “Search,” and enter the associated matter number (18-00618) in the “Search by Case Number” field.
I would appreciate your assistance with informing your constituents about the public statement hearings and encouraging them to provide comments. It is the Commission’s intent to facilitate and encourage active and meaningful participation at the hearings. We hope you will consider joining us.
Sincerely,
LuAnn Scherer
Director
Office of Consumer Services