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Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28221478@N02/2941688941/">Matti Frisk</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matti Frisk, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY regulators audit utilities on staff levels

ALBANY, N.Y. AP) New York regulators will audit power utilities to make sure they have enough workers to properly serve customers.  Go to full article

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Locals chide NYPA as leadership changes

The New York Power Authority and the North Country have a long, shared history. The agency overseeing the state's energy production is about to get a new leader. A couple former power industry insiders now wonder if this region will get the recognition it deserves. Jonathan Brown has more.  Go to full article

Power Plant Siting Legislation Passed

New legislation to makes it easier to find places to build new power plants in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Still No Price Spike Protection for NYS Energy Market

Officials at New York's power grid still haven't obtained permission they say is needed to prevent generators from manipulating the market.  Go to full article

Energy Deregulation in New York, Pt. 4

When de-regulation started in New York in the mid-1990's, proponents predicted that by the turn of the century, New Yorkers would choose their power supplier as easily as they choose their long distance phone service. That hasn't happened yet. Karen Dewitt looks at why.  Go to full article

Alliance for Municipal Power Wants to Enlist Congressman McHugh

In the United States, we generally associate power outages with thunderstorms or downed power lines. In the North Country, we think of the Ice Storm. But the blackouts in California the past few weeks have us worrying about something we generally associate with other countries: a crisis in the whole system that brings us electricity. Utilities in New York are confident there's enough electricity being produced here to avoid California's problems. But deregulation and restructuring of the late 90's has created an uncertain power landscape. Many communities are trying to take control of their electric service, but as David Sommerstein reports, one group in the North Country says say the new world of electricity distribution has put up a brick wall, and they're going to the federal level for help.  Go to full article

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