Suffolk County Getting Second Area CodeThe state Public Service Commission approved the new code on Thursday, saying the existing 631 code is running out of assignable telephone numbers.
NY Energy Experts Predict Lower Natural Gas, Electricity Costs This WinterNew York state regulators expect natural gas and electricity prices to be generally lower than they were last winter.
Con Edison Reaches Agreement With Cuomo To Freeze RatesConsolidated Edison has agreed to freeze its base electricity rates for two years and gas and steam rates for three years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
Data: Con Ed 2012 Rates Highest Of Any Major U.S. UtilityThe data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Con Ed's 2.1 million residential customers in New York City and Westchester County paid an average of 25 cents per kilowatt hour in 2012.
Con Ed Seeks $400 Million In Rate Increases For New Flood-Repelling EquipmentCon Ed said it wants to spend $1 billion to protect critical equipment from storms. The first $400 million installment will mean a rate hike of 3 percent.
Con Ed To Seek Rate Increase Despite Criticism Of Post-Sandy ResponseCEO Kevin Burke said despite the long-winded and widespread outages due to the double-punch of Sandy and the nor'easter, the company will still go ahead with a petition to the Public Service Commission to raise rates.
Westchester Official: Customers 'Swindled' By Energy Service Companies Promising Cheaper RatesThe state Attorney General's office has launched an investigation into the alleged deceptive practices and the Public Service Commission is holding hearings on ESCOs.
Con Edison Looking To Increase Gas, Steam And Electric RatesIf approved, the hikes would take effect October 2013.
Lynbrook Couple Says They're Owed $10,000 In Utility Bill PaymentsThe state Public Service Commission says Sal and Ruth Mazzaro can get back about $420 in utility charges. The Mazzarros were billed as commercial customers and say they're owed more than that.