City lawmakers and customers will meet on Thursday to call for public takeover of RG&E
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some customers and city lawmakers are calling for a public takeover of RG&E, which is currently owned by the company AVANGRID Inc.
This comes after RG&E proposed a hike in its gas and electric prices and amid billing issues that we’ve investigated for months.
See our stories about RG&E:
- RG&E threatening to shut off customers for uninspected meters
- Lifespan Helping Elderly Customers Worried about High RG&E Bills
- Public hearings begin on RG&E and NYSEG rate hike requests
- RG&E president responds to billing issues and PSC penalty
- RG&E penalized $900,000 for missing bill service quality metric
- Hilton Man Gets $7,622 Bill from RG&E
- RG&E will host four informational sessions about new smart meters
- RG&E and NYSEG to begin installing smart meters across the region
- President of RG&E: “We’re working on ways to make billing more efficient”
- Good Question: What’s behind RG&E billing issues?
- An Irondequoit man’s big RG&E bill spurs a call to News10NBC
- RG&E answers questions about months of no bills
- More massive RG&E bills after businesses and homes go months without getting one
- After months of no bills, pizza shop owner gets $6,168 RG&E bill
- ‘We were shocked’: Marion family facing nearly $1K utility bill
- RG&E offers help, suggestions for customers stunned by big bills
Local grassroots organization Metro Justice and City Council Vice President Mary Lupien will host a town hall on Thursday to call for a public takeover. The meeting will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thomas P. Ryan Recreation Center, 530 Webster Avenue, at community rooms 9 and 10. You can RSVP here.
Participants can share their frustrations and learn more about the process of making RG&E a community-owned company.
On Thursday at 5 p.m., News10NBC will air an interview with state regulators tasked with holding RG&E accountable for the issues that customers have been dealing with over the last year or so. We’ll break down exactly what that agency can do for you if you can’t get through to RG&E to get your problem corrected, or if you don’t trust your bill is accurate.