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Commission Case 08-G-1392 - filed November 26, 2008 with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and approved December 18, 2009.
A summary of the proposal the Company negotiated with the PSC staff follows:
Order issued December 18, 2009:
Order Issued April 15, 2010:
Meter Exchange Program
The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) regulates the requirements for testing and maintaining the accuracy of gas meters and related devices used for customer billing.
Annually, St. Lawrence Gas is required, through a NYSPSC approved Alternate In-test Program (Random Sample Program) to test the accuracy of a statically valid random sample of residential and small commercial meters based on in-service population. The American National Standard ANSI/ASQ Z1.9 determines the number of meters to be tested as well as the percentage of nonconforming (inaccurate) meters which are allowed. A random number generator selects which meters will be tested from the active population. A meter that was installed during the previous year has the same chance for selection as a meter that has been in service for several years.
In most cases a meter exchange, whether for testing, increased size or any other reason, requires a Gas Mechanic (GM) or Gas Technician (GT) to interrupt service temporarily. Once the meter has been replaced, it is necessary for the GM or GT to enter the customer premises to ensure that all gas fired appliances are operating properly, and that there are no leaks present.
The amount of time required to perform and exchange is dependent upon the type of exchange and the size of the meter. Generally a residential exchange takes less than an hour and when being completed as part of the mandated exchange and testing program, there is no charge to the customer.