Category Archives: lipa

Govenors Cronies Limit Committee Participation


All legislative and congressional committees are staffed with members on all side of the aisle. Yet the LIPA committee just formed by Chairman Larry Waldman to review consultants only consists of 3 Governor appointees to LIPA’s Board of Trustees. Is … Continue reading

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LIPA legislation Relating To The Fast Tracked New LIPA


June 17, 2013 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES — (at request of the Governor) — read   twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the   Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public service … Continue reading

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Op Ed: need for accountability and oversight involving lipa restructuring


LONG ISLAND COMMUNITY NEWS RELEASES    For Immediate Release: June 10, 2013    Op Ed: Need for Accountability and Oversight Involving LIPA Restructuring Long Island Press Releases — Assemblyman Hennessey on LIPA Restructuring: Oversight, Rates, PILOTS: (Long Island, NY) Govern

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LIPA Last Again In Customer Satisfaction Ratings


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif: 13 February 2013 –Business customer satisfaction with electric utility communications increases, while overall satisfaction declines, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM released today. Key Findings Utility blogs (772) and … Continue reading

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SPENDING AND GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY COMMISSION Report Released By Governor


The Sage Commission was formed to perform a comprehensive review of New York State government by offering recommendations of improving government efficiency. As part of the report a recommendation was put forward with regards to restructuring the Long Island Power … Continue reading

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Super Storm Sandy LIPA Oversight Committee Testimony Given To Suffolk County Legislature


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENERGY COMMITTEE OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY LEGISLATURE MINUTES A meeting of the Economic Development and Energy Committee of the Suffolk County Legislature was held in the Rose Y. Caracappa Legislative Auditorium of the William H. Rogers Legislature … Continue reading

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HOW TO FIX LONG ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY


Crain’s Nov. 19 editorial, “Amateur hour at LIPA,” makes clear why fundamental change is needed at the utility, whose operational structure is unlike any in the country.Because LIPA has a staggering $11 billion in debt, some of it from the closure … Continue reading

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Full Sevice Municipalization Is The Best and Most Realistic Option for LIPA Reform


Most of the other 2000 public utilities in the US function with some form of regulatory oversight and are organized as full service municipal utilities not depending on outside contractors. Testament to the benefits of this are the competitive rates … Continue reading

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LIPA Customer Satisfaction Goal. Designed For Failure


JD Powers performs an annual study that measures customer satisfaction of electric utility companies by examining six factors: power quality and reliability; price; billing and payment; corporate citizenship; communications; and customer service. In July LIPA was ranked last, not only … Continue reading

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LIPA Didn’t Get To Where It Is Today By Accident


After its poor recovery from Sandy and with its debt liability, LIPA resembles a train wreck ["After Sandy: LIPA's $6.9B burden," News, Dec. 3]. The utility did not get to where it is by accident, with Albany sharing much of … Continue reading

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