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“Basically, the governor got everything he wanted in the original bill with very little compromise, if any. There’s no indication of what this will cost ratepayers.”


Cuomo, Legislature reach LIPA deal by Claude Solnik Published: June 20th, 2013 The New York State Legislature is expected to vote today on a deal reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to privatize the operation of the Long … Continue reading

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Amendments to LIPA Bill


Amendments to LIPA Bill   Authorize LIPA and PSEG to amend Operating Service Agreement without being subject to Office State Comptroller approval and public bidding: provided that final agreement would be subject to Department of Public Service review and recommendation.   … Continue reading

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RESOLUTION OF LIPA OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


THE LIPA OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, HAVING CONSIDERED  AND EVALUATED THE PROBLEMATIC LEGAL, FINANCIAL, IRS, REGULATORY,AND ECONOMIC ISSUES PRESENTED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO’S LIPA REORGANIZATION BILL,  AND  THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE OPERATIONS SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LIPA AND PSE&G, AND  HAVING ALSO REVIEWED THE STATEMENTS … Continue reading

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DiNapoli: LIPA plan doesn’t protect customers


June 5, 2013 3:19 PM   By MARK HARRINGTON Newsday State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, in a preliminary analysis of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposal to restructure LIPA, raises questions about lessened accountability and oversight and whether the new utility would be able to … Continue reading

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Proposed Cuomo Bill on LIPA Will Increase Electric Rates


The proposed Cuomo bill on LIPA will without question increase electric rates and no absolute rate freeze is possible for any length of time. In fact if the IRS does not approve the proposed structure, rates could increase astronomically. Many of … Continue reading

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LIPA Ratepayers Deserve A Full Review Of All Alternatives – And That Review Should Be Conducted In Full Public View


  The LIA is calling on the governor to let the SERVCO model continue and also – in deference to the governor – continue to fully evaluate the potential for privatization.  Regrettably, the LIA does not call on the governor to fully evaluate … Continue reading

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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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LIPA should not be privatized – how should its problems be corrected?


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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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Before the Storm


Presented by Peter Kohler July 13, 2012 (Visit the Cablevision Editorials website at http://cveditorials.com/LI.html) Does LIPA do enough tree-trimming to protect power lines? No, says a recent report from the state PSC concerning LIPA’s performance after Tropical Storm Irene brought … Continue reading

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