Energy Committee Update
June 20, 2017

Staff Contact: Darren Suarez

Today the Senate Energy Committee met to take the first steps to filling the opening on the Public Service Commission (PSC).

The committee met this morning to consider the appointment of the following to the Public Service Commission:

Former Senator Alesi was unable to attend the hearing because he was recovering from surgery.  Commissioner Burman and Mr. Wilcox answered questions from legislators for almost two hours. The questioning was not confrontational and ranged from questions related to support for hydro-power to the treatment of ESCOs, disclosure of the cost of the Clean Energy Standard, and the treatment of Low to Moderate Income customers.

The committee also considered the appointment of the following to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority:

The committee meeting will be available shortly at the following link:  Energy and Telecom Committee Meeting 

The legislature is scheduled to conclude tomorrow. The Senate Finance Comittee and the full Senate will next consider and then possibly vote on the nominees. The Senate Energy Committee on June 6threviewed the nomination of John Rhodes for the position of PSC Chair. That committee meeting can be viewed here:  Chair Hearing.

Darren Suarez | Director of Government Affairs
The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
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