New York

Regulatory Commission

New York State Public Service Commission (PSC)

3 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12223-1350

518-474-7080
associated RTO

NYISO (New York ISO)

services regulated
Electricity Natural Gas Telecommunications Water
year established

1907

commission seats

5

Commissioners

0

Audrey Zibelman

Unknown-party
Chair
Start date: 6/19/2013
518-408-1978
Appointed by

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor
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Patricia L. Acampora

Republican
Start date: 6/16/2005
212-417-3168
Appointed by

David A. Paterson

Democrat
Governor
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Gregg C. Sayre

Unknown-party
Start date: 7/9/2012
518-473-4503
Appointed by

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor
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Garry A. Brown

Unknown-party
Start date: 12/13/2007
518-474-2523
Appointed by

Eliot L. Spitzer

Democrat
Governor
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Diane X. Burman

Republican
Start date: 6/21/2013
518-408-1978
Appointed by

Andrew M. Cuomo

Democrat
Governor

Commissioner selection details

Selection method Appointed
Term length 6 Years
Term limit No

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party unless the number of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such...

Bipartisan Requirement

No more than three commissioners may belong to the same political party unless the number of commissioners shall exceed five, and in such event no more than four commissioners may belong to the same political party.

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner and each person appointed to office by the...

Commissioner Prequalifications

There are statutory qualifications to becoming a commissioner, as follows: "Each commissioner and each person appointed to office by the chairman shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office. The oaths of office other than those of a commissioner shall be filed in the office of the commission. No person shall be eligible for appointment or shall hold the office of commissioner or be appointed to, or hold, any office or position under the commission, who holds any official relation to any person or corporation subject to the supervision of the commission, or who owns stocks or bonds of any such corporation."

Governor

State Energy Official

Richard-kauffman

Richard L. Kauffman

Chairman

State Energy Office

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-6399

518-862-1090

Utility Consumer Advocate

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Superior Agency: Department of State

Gregg Collar

Utility Program Analyst

Legislature

New York State Assembly
202 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248

Session length 12 months
Current session start 1/8/2014
Current session end
Last Updated: 5/6/2014
Last Updated: 5/6/2014

Energy Committees

Assembly

Committee on Energy

Senate

Committee on Energy and Telecommunications

New York Energy Data

Total Electric Generation, 2013 135,618,543 MWh
Average Retail Price of Electricity, February, 2014 $0.18/kWh
Last Updated: 5/6/2014
Last Updated: 5/1/2014
Last Updated: 5/1/2014
  • Monthly
  • Annual
Note: Due to the interconnected nature of the electricity grid, the fuel mix for in-state generation may differ from the fuel mix representative of in-state electricity consumption. Annual data is calculated using monthly data. For several reasons, EIA data generally underreports electricity generation from small-scale, distributed resources, namely from renewable energy resources and to a certain extent, natural gas. In particular, solar technologies have experienced considerable market growth in recent years. Greentech Media's Quarterly "Solar Market Insight" report is an excellent resource for accurate data on solar installations and capacity by state.
Last Updated: 5/1/2014