2008_07_coned2.jpgEarlier this year, it was announced Con Ed would give refunds of $100 to residents and $350 to businesses who were struck by the 2006 blackout in Queens and now the state Public Service Commission has approved the compensation plan. Oh, and customers will also get a "formal apology." Assemblyman Michael Gianaris slammed the PSC, "Whether it is blackouts, steampipe explosions, stray voltage electrocutions, or record rate hikes in the face of multi-million dollar executive salaries, the PSC looks the other way while Con Ed continues to plague this city. Until Con Edison is forced to make dramatic reforms, we can expect more of the same - unreliable service and ever-increasing rates."