National Grid http://wrvo.org en Tornado kills 4 in Madison County; thunderstorms leave thousands without power around region http://wrvo.org/post/tornado-kills-4-madison-county-thunderstorms-leave-thousands-without-power-around-region <p>The National Weather Service says a tornado struck the Smithfield area killing four people in Madison County and leaving tens of thousands without power and causing significant damage through the region.</p><p>A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the entire region of western, central and northern New York Tuesday evening causing damage in various areas, but Smithfield suffered the worse.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:58:23 +0000 WRVO News 58581 at http://wrvo.org Tornado kills 4 in Madison County; thunderstorms leave thousands without power around region Some billing relief for National Grid customers after bitter winter http://wrvo.org/post/some-billing-relief-national-grid-customers-after-bitter-winter <p></p><p>National Grid customers should get some relief from their next energy bill after prices skyrocketed during a frigid winter, thanks to supply costs for electricity ticking down slightly.</p><p>National Grid says customers can expect their next electric bills to be 40 percent cheaper than the month before. A bill for 600 kWh of energy used will drop from $130 in March to $75 in April.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:09:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54469 at http://wrvo.org Some billing relief for National Grid customers after bitter winter National Grid says supply costs, cold temperatures impacted winter electric rate spikes http://wrvo.org/post/national-grid-says-supply-costs-cold-temperatures-impacted-winter-electric-rate-spikes <p></p><p>For some people living in central and northern New York, this past winter wasn’t just cold and snowy, it was expensive too. The higher electric rates many customers were saddled with even prompted Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to call for a federal investigation last week into whether or not consumers were being unfairly overcharged.</p><p>While at the 10th Annual Symposium on Energy in East Syracuse Ken Daly, president of National Grid New York, said that he shares the pain that many consumers felt when they received their bills during the coldest parts of the season.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:03:57 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53863 at http://wrvo.org National Grid says supply costs, cold temperatures impacted winter electric rate spikes Schumer calls for investigation into high winter electricity rates http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-investigation-high-winter-electricity-rates <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:07:45 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53706 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for investigation into high winter electricity rates News Briefs: Thursday, Jan. 30 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-thursday-jan-30-0 <p>Plans for a casino siting board are delayed; National Grid receives a credit to save customers some cash; New York shows positive workplace safety signs; and $1.24 million is sent toward state farms. Catch up on the news of the day with WRVO news briefs.</p><blockquote><p><strong>Siting board appointment likely behind schedule</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:55:02 +0000 WRVO News 50666 at http://wrvo.org North Country scraping its way out of blanket of ice http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-scraping-its-way-out-blanket-ice <p><em>Updated at 3:40 p.m.</em></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 05:31:36 +0000 Joanna Richards 48953 at http://wrvo.org North Country scraping its way out of blanket of ice Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster http://wrvo.org/post/emergency-organizations-want-central-ny-be-more-prepared-disaster <p>Onondaga County emergency professionals want to prepare central New York for a potential disaster.&nbsp; First they want to know whether everyday citizens are ready for anything from the storm of the century to an act of terrorism. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34077 at http://wrvo.org Emergency organizations want central NY to be more prepared for disaster National Grid deals with equipment failure http://wrvo.org/post/national-grid-deals-equipment-failure <p>Two major power outages in the Syracuse area in the span of 48 hours left thousands of central New Yorkers in the dark. National Grid says the common denominator for both problems is connected to a substation on Syracuse&#39;s north side.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:26:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21261 at http://wrvo.org National Grid deals with equipment failure