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Motion Filed By Advocates To Dismiss RG&E Utility Rate Increase

Written by on March 2, 2023

A motion has been filed with the Public Service Commission to dismiss RG&E and NYSEG plans to raise rates. The motion has been filed by environmental and consumer advocacy groups.


The organizations argue in the motion that the two utility companies are “legally deficit”, full of errors, and are “unjustified”. They also say it’s not in their customers best interest to raise the utility rates after all of the billing issues customers have experienced.

Here is the response from Avangrid which owns both NYSEG and RG&E.

“NYSEG and RG&E’s proposed plan will enable much-needed investment in the Companies’ infrastructure, provide for a better customer experience, and provide benefits for the Companies’ most vulnerable customers. It also re-affirms the Companies’ commitment to build more economic, social, and environmentally sustainable communities throughout the areas we serve. In short, it will allow us to accomplish our top priority, which is to provide safe, reliable electric and natural gas service to our customers. NYSEG and RG&E have sufficiently documented their needs in order to accomplish the goals outlined in the proposed rate plan. We disagree with the motion and intend to file a response.”

We will keep you posted as this is a developing story.


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