The Moreland Commission, created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo just weeks after the October storm, issued its final report after reviewing more than 175,000 documents, holding 10 hearings, and interviewing more than 90 stakeholders and witnesses.
The report detailed what it called “questionable billing and reimbursement practices” between LIPA and Chicago-based Navigant Consulting Inc.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received tentative support from legislative leaders Monday for his plan to finally sideline the Long Island Power Authority, which has been criticized for high rates and questionable response in disasters — most infamously including Superstorm Sandy.
It has been a fixture on the Long Island landscape since the 1920s — and not a pretty one. An old power plant is finally coming down, but residents nearby said they are worried about their taxes going way up.
A Long Island Power Authority trustee has called the suggestion to privatize the agency a “terrible idea.”
Following Sandy, many angry residents descended upon the Hicksville headquarters of LIPA to protest the utility’s response to the storm.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is urging caution over recommendations to privatize the troubled Long Island Power Authority.
Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.
Connecticut’s two largest power companies had anticipated about 30 percent of their customers losing power, or roughly 400,000 homes and businesses.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Heavy snow and strong winds could knock down trees and power lines.
How much and how bad? That seems to be the question on everybody’s mind Thursday as two powerful storm systems head toward the Tri-State Area.
A new proposal by the governor could pave the way for the Long Island Power Authority to become a private entity and it has the potential backing of one of the island’s prominent local leaders.
Electric bills are out for Sandy victims on Long Island and they are causing a stir.
17 families contend the utility should have cut the power ahead of Sandy’s surge. They say ocean water coming in contact with energized wires sparked the wind-fueled fireball that ravaged the neighborhood.