Albany, NY - May 12, 2014 - The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) today announced that it will conduct a technical conference from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in the 19th Floor Board Room of its offices located at Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York. The primary purpose of the technical conference is to examine how extreme weather caused tight energy supply conditions and contributed to gas and electric price increases during this past winter.
During the technical conference, Commission staff and industry experts will participate in panel discussions and present information to the Commission on New York and regional energy pricing and supply, consumer impacts, the reliability of the state’s energy supply, including fuel adequacy, electricity and gas prices, and the roles of utilities and energy services companies relative to energy supply and supply price volatility mitigation.
Individuals in Albany wishing to observe the Commission’s technical conference may do so in the Board Room on the 19th floor of the Commission’s offices at Three Empire State Plaza. Pursuant to procedures established by the building management, anyone planning to view the meeting in the New York City Office must notify Jan Goorsky at 212-417-2378, 48 hours in advance of the meeting, and must be prepared to show valid photo identification upon arrival at 90 Church Street. The videocasting will be for viewing and listening purposes only.
In addition, the conference will be broadcast live on the Internet. The Internet broadcast can be viewed here.
Persons with disabilities who require a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should call the Department of Public Service's Human Resources Management office at 518-474-2520. TDD users may call this number through the New York Relay Service at 1-800-662-1220 or have a representative call directly to the office.
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