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RG&E and NYSEG, both subsidiaries of AVANGRID, have announced the proposed rate settlement case that they have filed with the New York Public Service Commission.

For RG&E customers, the utility says the three-year agreement calls for about a 1.4% impact on customers in the first year, with the monthly increase of $.37.

Increases are higher in the 2nd and 3rd years, with the average electric delivery rate increase of 5.2% in each of those two years, with an expected monthly bill increase of $3.82 and $4.14 for the average residential customer.

Rochester Gas and Electric is urging customers to be on alert for a scam after reports of people posing as energy company representatives over the phone.

The company said in a statement that some customers have received calls threatening to cut service unless they make a payment immediately by phone. 

RG&E said they have temporarily suspended service disconnections due to “non-payment” during the current public health crisis. 

Two local utilities are donating more money to local COVID-19 relief efforts.

Rochester Gas and Electric, and New York State Electric and Gas, which are both part of AVANGRID, are donating an additional $300,000 to local relief efforts. $125,000 of that will go to the Rochester Community Crisis Fund and five local food programs.

In total, the two utilities have contributed $575,000 to local emergency response organizations in New York state.

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the state’s power grid is being used.

Carl Taylor is President and CEO for Rochester Gas and Electric and New York State Electric and Gas, and like many people, he’s getting used to new patterns of activity in his own household.

He says his college-aged son is studying from home now, and in general a lot of people are seeing energy consumption go up because they are either home all day or working from home.

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Avangrid, the parent company for Rochester Gas & Electric and NYSEG, says crews are on standby for this weekend's windstorm.

The forecast predicts gusts of up to 60 to 65 miles per hour in Rochester and western New York, especially on Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.

The power company said it’s preparing to have additional resources in place to respond to downed lines and outages. That includes company and contract resources.

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 A $10,000 gift will help 20 city high school students explore some career options.

Avangrid, the parent company of Rochester Gas & Electric, awarded the scholarship funds to the Urban League’s GEAR UP program.