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A lineman from California works to restore power in Long Beach following Sandy - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Long Island Residents Applaud Moreland Commission, Call For End Of LIPA

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.

01/07/2013

An electrical crew contracted by LIPA works on overhead lines on Old Country Road in Melville - Nov. 19, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Moreland Commission: Eliminate LIPA In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy Failure

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.

01/07/2013

A lineman from California works to restore power in Long Beach following Sandy - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIPA Announces It Won’t Be Raising Rates For 2013

The Long Island Power Authority announced Monday that it will not be raising rates in the year to come.

12/17/2012

An electrical crew contracted by LIPA works on overhead lines on Old Country Road in Melville - Nov. 19, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Talk Renewed Of Privatizing Long Island Power Authority

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.

12/13/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Cuomo Appoints New Chairman For LIPA

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.

12/11/2012

A lineman from California works to restore power in Long Beach following Sandy - Nov. 20, 2012 (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIPA Says It Won’t Raise Rates Because Of Sandy

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.

12/07/2012

Sandy Rockaways Meeting

Frustrated Superstorm Sandy Victims Seek Answers In Belle Harbor

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.

12/05/2012

Hurricane Sandy power problems

Power Companies To Customers With Big Post-Sandy Bills: Read Your Own Meters

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.

11/28/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, LIPA Crews (credit: CBS 2)

State Commission Subpoenas Con Ed, LIPA Over Sandy Response

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.

11/28/2012

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Another LIPA Executive, Trustee Announce Resignations

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.

11/26/2012

National Grid

Report: National Grid Slapped With Lawsuit By Workers Who Got No Overtime Pay

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.

11/17/2012

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

Out-Of-State Utility Workers Say L.I. Power Restoration Became ‘Free-For-All’

Bottlenecks and red tape made getting back on line nearly impossible for the powerless across Nassau and Suffolk counties.

11/15/2012

FILE - An electric work crew works on overhead lines on November 4, 2012 in Stony Brook, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Con Ed, LIPA Subpoenaed For Sandy Preparation, Response

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.

11/15/2012

Michael Hervey (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

LIPA COO Says Sandy Firestorm Had Nothing To Do With Decision To Step Down

LIPA announced Tuesday that Michael Hervey had tendered his resignation and would be leaving his post at the end of the year.

11/14/2012

LIPA COO Michael Hervey (credit: CBS 2)

COO Of LIPA, Michael Hervey, Resigns Amid Mounting Post-Sandy Criticism

The pressure and criticism following Superstorm Sandy apparently did a number on the Long Island Power Authority’s chief operating officer.

11/13/2012

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