National Grid Rate Hikes Hit Massachusetts, New York, & Rhode Island

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National Grid default service customers should start comparing best electricity providers right now! The last two weeks have seen investor-owned utility National Grid filing for default service rate hikes in all of its service territories. Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island have all been hit with rate-hike proposals. The default service charge is the price […]

NY Renewable Goals Facing Mixed Costs

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After forming the United States Climate Alliance with California, and Washington to uphold the Paris climate agreement, Governor Cuomo announced that New York State is accelerating growth in the renewable energy sector —which could lead to cheap electricity rates from Manhattan to Buffalo. On June 2, Governor Cuomo announced a new state initiative of $1.5 billion […]

National Grid Distribution Rates Going Higher?

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Attention upstate National Grid customers: your electric and natural gas delivery charges could be rising. So, if you’re about to compare Syracuse electricity prices to find a new provider, you’re going to want to consider the following numbers. National Grid has requested delivery charge increases of 21.8% for electricity and 24.8% for natural gas. That averages out to […]

New York Spring Forecast

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We’re already just a few weeks into spring and it looks like an early spring warm up is coming to your area.From April 8 to 21, the forecast is a 50% chance for above normal temps from the Hudson Valley to the Catskills. That means you’ll be able to enjoy some energy savings with lower […]

Trees, Bats, and Bribery Stall Generator

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Customers researching for the best electricity rate in the down-state towns of Woodbury, New City, and others in the region are holding their breath, waiting. They’re watching the big flap over the endangered Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) holding up the construction of the 7.8-mile Valley Lateral pipeline. The pipeline being built by the Millennium Pipeline […]

Powerful Assumptions—Rising Prices?

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You’ve no doubt heard other rumbling ruminations about Governor Cuomo closing the 2,000 MW Indian Point Nuclear by 2021 and replacing it with a 2,400 MW off shore wind farm by 2030. Most who oppose these actions argue that the wind farm will never be able to match the nuclear plant’s output because wind provides […]

New York Electricity Consumer News

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Con Edison Rate Hikes Okayed for Next Three Years. Dubbed by the PSC as a means to cover “increased property taxes, new infrastructure investments, higher depreciation expenses and increased operating expenses.” Monthly electric bills are expected to increase 2.3% this year and then 2.4% during each of the two next years. For apartment dwellers, that’s […]