Sept. 27, 2022 By Christian Murray
Dozens of elected leaders—including many from Queens—are calling on the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to hold another public hearing before deciding whether to allow Con Edison to hike electricity and gas bills next year.
More than 50 state officials led by State Sen. Mike Gianaris and Assemblymember Zohran Mamdani penned a letter to the PSC Monday demanding that it hold another hearing on Con Edison’s proposed rate hike that would raise the average customer’s overall electric bill by 11.2 percent and gas bill by 18.2 percent. The increases would take effect in 2023.
The officials say that the proposal would result in an extra $20.90 per month for electricity and $37.88 more per month for gas for the average customer. They say that most New Yorkers are unaware of the potential hike and there is a need for an additional public hearing.