Long Island Power Authority

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Customers Hit By Sandy Fight For Class-Action Status In Suit Against LIPA

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.

01/28/2014

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

New Year Means New Power Utility For Long Islanders

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?

01/01/2014

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

PSEG Takes Over Power On Long Island Effective Wednesday

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.

12/31/2013

David Daly

New Jersey’s PSEG ‘Excited To Get Started’ Running Long Island Power

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.

12/17/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Of LIPA Customers Targeted In New Telephone Scam

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.

11/20/2013

Utility worker (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Long Island Utility Promises 3-Year Rate Freeze

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.

11/18/2013

A worker repairs electrical lines as Long Islanders continue their clean up efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 9, 2012 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

LIPA In Court To Try To Get Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

The lawsuit was brought by about a million angry customers who were without power for weeks in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

11/15/2013

Con Edison worker in Borough Park (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Data: Con Ed 2012 Rates Highest Of Any Major U.S. Utility

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.

11/12/2013

Marijuana Plants (file / credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

2 Men On Long Island Charged In Massive Marijuana Growing, Distribution Ring

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.

10/02/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Bills Increasing For Second Time This Summer

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.

09/04/2013

LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Rates Going Up About 4 Percent, Stunning Weary Residents

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.

08/06/2013

The remains of Breezy Point, Queens as seen from Chopper 880 following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Breezy Point Homeowners Sue Over Devastating Loss During Sandy

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.

07/02/2013

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

Commission: LIPA Showed ‘Breathtaking Waste And Inefficiency’

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.

06/23/2013

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

Panel: LIPA As We Know It Has Got To Go

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.

06/05/2013

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

Legislators Tentatively Back Cuomo’s Plan To Do Away With LIPA

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.

05/13/2013

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