Long Island South Shore residents, powerless for weeks, lashed out with intense criticism at LIPA’s woefully inept and unprepared response before, during and after Sandy, agreeing with the Moreland Commission report.
The Moreland Commission, appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo after LIPA, Con Edison and other utilities struggled to turn the lights back on after Sandy, has heard consumer outrage and now has a proposal to do something about it.
The Long Island Power Authority announced Monday that it will not be raising rates in the year to come.
Privatizing the Long Island Power Authority is among the options reportedly under serious consideration by New York State in the wake of the utility’s dismal response to superstorm Sandy.
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday appointed a new chairman for the Long Island Power Authority in an effort to stabilize the utility company amid investigations in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.
LIPA COO Michael Hervey says Sandy was the most expensive destructive and powerful storm, from an electrical standpoint, that Long Island has ever seen. But they don’t expect to pass the cost on to customers.
Hundreds of Superstorm Sandy victims in the Rockaways filled a church looking for help and answers from officials Wednesday night, but many walked away even more frustrated.
Power customers across the Tri-State Area were thoroughly displeased after getting huge bills for estimated usage this month despite losing power, and then being asked to read their own meters to correct the situation.
A Moreland Commission launched earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued subpoenas to utilities in a probe of their response and recovery operations during Superstorm Sandy.
Another top Long Island Power Authority executive and a trustee announced their resignations Monday night in the wake of the company’s widely-criticized performance after Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.
Power and natural gas supplier National Grid has been hit with another lawsuit, this time by its own workers who said they never received overtime pay for extra hours during Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.
Bottlenecks and red tape made getting back on line nearly impossible for the powerless across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority confirmed Wednesday they received subpoenas from the state attorney general and were cooperating with his investigation into their work on Superstorm Sandy.
LIPA announced Tuesday that Michael Hervey had tendered his resignation and would be leaving his post at the end of the year.
The pressure and criticism following Superstorm Sandy apparently did a number on the Long Island Power Authority’s chief operating officer.