NYS Seal



Oral Testimony by Invitation Only


The Acquisition of KeySpan Corporation by National Grid Group.


To evaluate effects of the proposed acquisition on ratepayers, local communities, system reliability standards and workforce size.

September 27, 2006
7:00 PM
Maxine Postal Auditorium at the
Evan K. Griffing County Center
300 Center Drive
Riverhead, New York

On February 27, 2006, National Grid and KeySpan announced an agreement for National Grid to acquire KeySpan, materially expanding the size of National Grid's United States operations and creating the third-largest energy delivery utility in the United States that will serve nearly eight million customers in the New York State and New England regions.

A joint application was filed on May 26, 2006, with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), seeking approval of the proposed agreement of the two companies. Subsequently, the two companies filed for approval on July 21, 2006 from the New York State Public Service Commission. This hearing will focus on how the acquisition affects consumers and workers, the impact on local communities, the role regulators will play to ensure the protection of consumer interests and the maintenance of high service and reliability standards throughout the state, and the impact of the acquisition with respect to the state's overall energy policies.

Oral testimony will be accepted by invitation only. Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committees would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements. Written testimony will also be accepted and may be sent to the contact person listed on the reply form and/or may be submitted at the hearing registration desk.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.

New York State Assembly
Standing Committee on Energy


Persons wishing to present testimony at the public hearing on National Grid's acquisition of KeySpan are requested to complete this reply form as soon as possible and mail it to:

Brian Snowdon
Legislative Analyst
Assembly Committee on Energy
Room 520 - Capitol
Albany, New York 12248
Email: snowdob@assembly.state.ny.us
Phone: (518) 455-4363
Fax: (518) 455-5182

box I plan to attend the following public hearing on the acquisition of KeySpan by National Grid to be conducted by the Assembly Committee on Energy on September 27, 2006

box I plan to submit written testimony at the hearing. I will provide 10 copies of my prepared statement.

box I will address my remarks to the following subjects:

box I do not plan to attend the above hearing.

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