A proposal submitted in August of 2019 outlined NYSEG’s plan to raise electric bills by as much as 23%. The proposal would raise the average electric bill by about $11.33 a month. This proposal prompted a public outcry, with over 40 members of the public speaking out at the Binghamton City Council, unanimously opposing the proposal. Those who spoke out called the price hikes exploitative and unaffordable for the average customer. Many also accused NYSEG of not doing enough to battle climate change, as the proposal included the expansion of a major natural gas pipeline.
Eight months later, NYSEG has reached an agreement with state regulators and has announced that customers should expect rates to increase starting May 2020.
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