Michael Hervey

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.


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.


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.


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.


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)

Two Weeks After Sandy, Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power On L.I.

As outages enter their third week, LIPA said it has dropped its policy that forces customers to get an inspection before their power is restored.


LIPA Protesters (credit: CBS 2)

LISTEN: LIPA Executive Questioned On Restoration Effort

Hervey said it remains unclear if LIPA customers will see rates increase due to the storm.


LIPA Protest

Some Long Island Residents Remain Unsatisfied By LIPA’s Promises

LIPA also had a change of heart about the inspection they told residents would have to undergo before they could get power, but the big move was not enough to end the outrage.


A damaged home in Manhasset (credit: India Gray via Facebook)

LIPA Spokesman Estimates 90 Percent Restoration By Wednesday

Hervey said substations were badly corroded by the saltwater in the storm surge.


Hurricane Preps

Gov. Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency With Hurricane Sandy On Her Way

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency “in every county in the state” and activated the emergency crews to monitor Sandy as it worked its way north.


Long Island Power Authority Substation - Riverhead, NY - Jul 31, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

LIPA Upgrading System Amid Hamptons Growth

“What the upgrade will do is it will give us 200 megawatts of additional power to use for the peak load. Our peak load time is when when we have the hottest weather,” LIPA’s Michael Hervey told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.


Emergency command vehicles lined up outside a hurricane conference in Uniondale, NY on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Officials Meet On L.I. To Discuss Hurricane Preparedness

More than 600 first responders, emergency managers and elected officials from the region are attending the two-day conference on hurricane preparedness in Uniondale, sponsored by the Long Island Power Authority.


LIPA truck (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Announces ‘Power Supply Charge’ For Utility Customers

While it won’t break the bank, customers can expect to pay an average of $3.07 more per month, according to LIPA chief Michael Hervey.


LIPA COO Michael Hervey (credit: CBS 2)

LIPA Head Gets Grilled And Scolded At Hearing On Irene Response

“What happened? Put it the way I put it, what the hell happened?” State Senator Carl Marcellino asked LIPA officials at the hearing Thursday.


LIPA Crews In Syosset, Aug. 31 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

LIPA Estimates Irene Repair Bill At $176 Million

Irene knocked out power to more than 523,000 LIPA customers, a record for the utility.


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Lawmaker Wants Answers From LIPA After Nursing Homes Left Powerless For Days

Two nursing homes that are on LIPA’s critical care priority list were in the dark for four days in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.