O&R to reduce bills because of storm outages


PEARL RIVER – Customers
of Orange and Rockland Utilities who were without power for three consecutive
days or more during the nor’easters on March 2 and March 7 will
receive an adjustment to their bills that will reflect a one-time reduction
to their monthly delivery charge.

Customers will receive the credit on their bills by the end of May, the
company announced on Monday.

The credit is in addition to O&R offering reimbursements for food
and medicine spoilage to those without power under the same conditions.

Residential customers will receive a credit on average of about $3.50
to the customer charge of $20 depending on the length of the outage. For
small and medium business customers, the adjustment will be on average
about $3.80 centers to the customer charge of $18 to $35. Larger commercial
customers will receive similar credits based on their service classification.


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