electricity http://wrvo.org en 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 New York's coal-fired power plants: repower or take offline? http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-coal-fired-power-plants-repower-or-take-offline <p>It's a tough environment for coal-plants in New York state. The state is home to some of the oldest power facilities in the country, which operate under <a href="http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-14/national/35846839_1_soot-standards-epa-standards-fine-particulate-matter" target="_blank">stricter emissions regulations</a> introduced by the <a href="http://www.epa.gov/glo/actions.html" target="_blank">Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA).</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:51:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35011 at http://wrvo.org New York's coal-fired power plants: repower or take offline? Jury still out on Cuomo's Energy Highway blueprint http://wrvo.org/post/jury-still-out-cuomos-energy-highway-blueprint <p>On a residential street outside of Albany, there is a discreet red-brick building. There’s no sign telling drivers that the flow of all the electricity in New York state is being controlled inside. The organization at the controls is the <a href="http://www.nyiso.com/public/index.jsp">New York Independent System Operators</a> (NYISO). They’re a non-profit created after New York’s energy markets were opened up in the '90s.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:29:25 +0000 Matt Richmond 34890 at http://wrvo.org Jury still out on Cuomo's Energy Highway blueprint 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