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January 16, 2017 in NY PSC by

NY PSC Grants ESCO Coalition’s Extension Request to File a Waiver to Provide Service to Low-Income Customers

On January 13, 2017, New York State Public Service Commission (“NY PSC” or “Commission”) Secretary Burgess granted a request by the Impacted ESCO Coalition (“IEC”) for a fourteen (14) day extension of time to file a Petition for Waiver of the Commission’s December 16, 2016 “Order Adopting a Prohibition on Service to Low-Income Customers by Energy Service Companies”(“December Order”), Case 12-M-0476. The December Order provided ESCOs with thirty (30) days to file a petition for waiver.

The IEC, represented by Feller Law Group, PLLC, made the request on the grounds that an extension would provide ESCOs with more sufficient time to draft and describe products that will meet the criteria set forth in the December Order, especially as the initial thirty (30) day period transpired over the winter holiday season. Feller further submitted that additional time would allow ESCOs to collaborate with industry and consumer groups to gain additional insight on offering a product that will meet the Commission’s requirements and better serve the low-income community.

ESCOs now have until January 30, 2017, to file a Petition for Waiver. For more information or assistance in filing a Petition for Waiver, contact Natara G. Feller, Managing Partner, at 212-590-0145 or