From the Office of Amy Paulin, Assemblymember, District 88, New York State Assembly
Editor's note: Assemblymember Amy Paulin represents the 88th New York State Assembly District, which includes Scarsdale, Eastchester, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and parts of New Rochelle and White Plains.
May 30, 2018: Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) announced that she participated in a public hearing on Tuesday, May 29, in White Plains to examine the response of utilities to the winter snowstorms in the Hudson Valley.
The hearing had been jointly called by the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions, which Paulin chairs, and the Assembly Committee on Energy, chaired by Michael Cusick.
The committees heard from utilities, including Con Edison and the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG), which serve the region on storm-related operational and infrastructure investments and their response and preparation for such emergency events.
The committees also heard from the Public Service Commission, the state regulatory body that has conducted its own review of storm response over the previous two months.
The committees will evaluate the adequacy of such utilities’ emergency response plans and will explore potential measures and actions that could be implemented to improve communication and restore power rapidly in the wake of similar storms in the future.
Pictured here: Amy Paulin, Assemblymember, District 88, New York State Assembly.
Photo courtesy Office of Assemblymember Amy Paulin
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