The regulatory agency that oversees utilities in NY State, the Public Service Commission has been holding holding public hearings about the Queens blackout. The only thing is that the meetings have drawn very few attendees - those ones who did make it made sure to yell things like "This is a disgrace!" The NY Times reports that the hearings aren't providing any answers to angry and confused customers. Well, clearly the hearings are just the Public Service Commission's way of going through the motions as it compiles a report. And it's also depressing, because it seems that Mayor Bloomberg did lowball the city's energy's needs, according to a Crain's New York Business article.

Here is the Public Service Commission's information about the Queens blackout - lots of reports and statements. You can file your complaints to the PSC online. And in other heat-related news, the death toll from last week's heat wave is now 27 people.