Utility Should Not Have Been Exempted From Fee, Says OLS

June 11, 2010 – In The News
NJ Spotlight

A legal opinion from the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services has found that New Jersey should not have allowed PSEG Power to avoid paying a surcharge on gas it purchased from an affiliate saving it millions of dollars.

Steven Goldenberg, an attorney for the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition, said "The OLS opinion confirms what his clients have been arguing in the rate case all along: that PSEG Power should be paying its fair share of SBC and held to account on other issues raised during the hearings. Besides the SBC charge, PSEG Power is not paying a fee paid by other customers aimed at combating global warming, nor is it paying surcharges related to infrastructure projects undertaken by the utility to create jobs last year."

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