Long Island Power Authority
A lawsuit on Long Island could make history as the first class-action suit in the nation against a public utility for storm-related power outages.
Now that Public Service Enterprise Group has taken over Long Island Power Authority, there is one important question on the minds of Long Islanders: What happens when the lights go out?
Effective New Year’s Day, the Public Service Enterprise Group — operator of New Jersey’s largest utility in the Public Service Electric and Gas Company – will be in charge of electricity on Long Island.
The Public Service Enterprise Group, operator of New Jersey’s largest utility in the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, said it wants to hit the ground running when it takes over for the troubled Long Island Power Authority on Jan. 1.
LIPA posted a warning on its website advising customers who receive suspicious calls to just hang up. The utility said they never demand direct payment over the telephone and don’t accept credit or debit card payments.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not mince words about the Long Island Power Authority’s handling of superstorm Sandy and the snowstorm that followed. So now, Newark-based PSEG has set up a subsidiary on Long Island.
The lawsuit was brought by about a million angry customers who were without power for weeks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.
The data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Con Ed’s 2.1 million residential customers in New York City and Westchester County paid an average of 25 cents per kilowatt hour in 2012.
Court papers say nearly 1,700 marijuana plants worth $3.8 million were found at Edward Dispirito’s home. He and James Ford face 20 years in prison if convicted.
The average single-family home will have to pay about $6.21 more in September. LIPA is citing higher energy costs during peak air-conditioning use for the latest hike.
Long Island Power Authority customers will see a roughly 4 percent increase in their bills this month after the utility increased its power supply charge.
According to the suit filed by 120 homeowners, the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid failed to de-energize the power grid ahead of superstorm Sandy.
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.
Following the disastrous response to Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to do away with the current Long Island Power Authority and have the utility run by New Jersey’s PSE&G.
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.