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May 29, 2018
"I would like to see a significant percentage of the people that are out, back in power within 48 hours. Certainly, under certain storms… 48 hours is not going to get you 100%, and what percent that should reasonably get you is something we should tackle… I think the model that you have setup through the regulations and that we have set up through the legislature, needs to include that kind of rigor, so that the public and the businesses that are out for extended periods of time, know that the utility companies have a higher burden that we as a state should require," said Assemblyman Otis to Thomas Congdon, the Executive Deputy for the Department of Public Services. The Assemblyman's comments came during a Public Hearing on the response of utilities to winter storms in the Hudson Valley.