While the mandate deals with the power problem, gas and water are not addressed.
Electric and gas debt is expected to be more than $24 billion by the end of this year, at least three times what it was last year.
Many products are now sold using "package auctions" for a more efficient allocation of goods.
"We would love to have a nationwide moratorium on all utility shut-offs, but every day, turn-offs are happening," Sherrilyn Ifill says.
Wind and solar resources in New England and New York fluctuate. One way to manage this uncertainty is trading with Quebec.
As the risk of wildfire and natural disasters increase with climate change, power disruptions could become more common.
Many suppliers of electrical power are facing the question of when to get to zero emissions, not if they need to get there.
“Fiscal implications: To be determined,” an official summary of the bill reads.
The mission: Put things back the way they were, including 62,000 telephone poles.