NYSEG/RG&E Rate Case Settlement June 29 2020

The Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE New York) issued a press release regarding the NYSEG/RG&E rate case. It says, in part:

Environmental Groups Earn Unprecedented Climate Concessions in NYSEG/RG&E Gas Rate Case

In a first for NY State utility rate cases, grassroots environmental groups successfully negotiated with their utilities for zero net growth in gas use over the course of the three year rate plan, while keeping gas rate increases low. After months of negotiations, NYSEG and RG&E agreed to a slate of gas reduction strategies, retracted $128 million for gas infrastructure including pipelines, and funded $1.5 million for renewable heating systems for low-income residents.

See the full press release from the environmental groups here.

NYSEG/RG&E filed a 10-page summary of the Joint Proposal on June 24th.

See an analysis by Politico's Marie French. Gannett's Jeff Platsky explains the impact on consumers.