Originally Scheduled for Feb. 27, Binghamton Event to be Rescheduled

(Madison County, NY – Feb. 2013) The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response has postponed and will reschedule its hearing that had been scheduled for Feb. 27 at Binghamton University. The hearings objective is to solicit comments from the public covering Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, Cortland and Madison counties.

If residents choose not to wait for the rescheduled hearing to share their experiences or suggestions, they may submit testimony at comments@moreland.ny.gov.

These public hearings focus on 1. The emergency preparedness and response of utilities to recent storms including Hurricane’s Sandy and Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and the December 2008 Ice Storm; and 2. Recommendations for restructuring the oversight of energy utilities in New York to improve the reliable and affordable transmission of power.

On the latter point, the Moreland Commission is specifically seeking comments from contributors who can provide guidance and insight into overlapping services provided by the Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority that impact residents and businesses.

Members of the public wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to address these issues.

Members of the public will be able to register to speak at each event and are asked to keep their oral comments to no more than three minutes to allow as many people as possible to share their views.

By martha

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