Long Island Power Authority
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is urging caution over recommendations to privatize the troubled Long Island Power Authority.
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.
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.
When the storm hit, most people in the Levittown area were in the dark for up to two weeks, but not Gregory Lombardi, the rising executive in the MTA who allegedly pulled off a power play.
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.
Officials slammed the Long Island Power Authority Tuesday for its performance in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, in a hearing by a commission exploring how those utilities might be restructured.
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.