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PSC to hold hearings on power outages

Apr 12, 2018 11:45 am
Patricia R. Doxsey reports in The Daily Freeman the state Public Service Commission is starting an investigation into the power outages during winter storms this winter, with several local public hearings. There will be 20 hearings across the state where utility customers can explain how they were affected by the electrical outages comment on the response from utility companies. They include an April 16 hearing at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 3rd St., in Athens, and an April 17 meeting at Columbia-Greene Community College (in Art Center Theater Room 500), 4400 state Route 23, in Greenport. Both days there will be public hearings at both 2 and 6 p.m. “We feel we did a good job with both storms,” said Central Hudson spokesman John Maserjian. Over 100,000 homes in the Hudson Valley lost power during March storms. “We had restored service fairly quickly given the damage brought about by the storms.... We’re working cooperatively with the PSC on their review.... These hearings are a part of that review, and we’re happy to participate and hear what our customers and elected leaders have to say.” Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.