03 Sep 2019
Joint Public Hearing: Electric Power System ReliabilityNew York City Assembly Hearing Room
New York City Assembly Hearing Room
Joint – Standing Committee on Energy and Telecommunications and Standing Committee on Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions
Chairs: Senator Kevin Parker and Senator Leroy Comrie
and Assembly Standing Committee on Committee on Energy and Assembly Standing Committee on Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions
Chair: Assembly Member Michael J. Cusick and Amy R. Paulin
Public Hearing: Electric Power System Reliability
Place: New York City Assembly Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor, Manhattan, NY 10007
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Contact: Don Boyajian 455-3584; Ashley Luz (518) 455-4857
Media Contact: Senate Majority Press Office (518) 455-2415
Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
SUBJECT: Electric Power System Reliability
PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to examine the reliability of utility electric power systems.
During the month of July, tens of thousands of electric customers throughout Consolidated Edison’s service territory experienced power outages. The vast majority of these outages occurred in southeast Brooklyn and Manhattan.
This hearing is an opportunity for the Senate Committees on Energy and Telecommunications and Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, and the Assembly Committees on Energy and Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions to examine the reliability of utility electric power systems, and explore ways of ensuring that such power systems maintain reliability into the future.
Persons invited to present pertinent testimony to the Committees at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to 10 minutes’ duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committees will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to the Committees’ staff as early as possible.
Fifteen copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committees would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.