Op-Ed: Public Power Back on the Table

“We are not giving up on public power,” declared State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. last week in a presentation before Long Island Metro Business Action titled “Should LIPA be a Municipal Power Company?” Thiele spoke of how “the goal of replacing LILCO with a Read More …

PSEG-LI Workers Place Wreaths on Vets’ Graves

 A group of PSEG Long Island employees, including Margaret Stanco of Greenlawn, recently participated in a nationwide campaign to honor fallen service members by laying wreaths at their gravesites for the holidays. This year, more than 50 co-workers supported the Wreaths Across America movement at Read More …

Op-Ed: Public Hearings on LIPA ‘Solar Tax’

The Long Island Power Authority will hold public hearings  Monday on what is being called a “solar tax” by solar power advocates. LIPA is following up on a plan by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) to require solar energy customers to pay what Read More …

Utility Wants Customers to Cut Non-Essential Power Use

Updated:  PSEG-LI asked customers Friday to eliminate all non-essential power use between 3-7 p.m. as the high temperatures and humidity are expected to strain resources. “Cover sun-facing windows, raise AC settings and use large appliances at night,” the utility said. Friday’s message took a firmer Read More …

PSEG-LI Nearing Completion of ‘Smart’ Meter Installation

PSEG-LI has nearly completed installation of new meters in the Huntington area that it says will improve the accuracy of readings and the efficiency of collecting data on power use. And while some homeowners say the new meters have increased their bills, the utility cites Read More …

Letter: LIPA Returns With a New Assault on Taxpayers

Dear Editor, Over the last month, the Long Island Power Authority unveiled their second assault against residential and commercial class taxpayers in Nassau & Suffolk County. The first assault was betraying the position LIPA took in the 1997 Public Authorities Board hearing granting the LILCO Read More …

Op-Ed: LIPA Can Become a True Public Utility

The Long Island Power Authority will decide in March whether to continue having an outside private company provide electric service—so far it has used KeySpan, National Grid and now PSEG—or become a true public power utility and supply the electricity itself. Eyed as a model Read More …

LIPA Files $70-Million Claim Against PSEG-LI for Isaias Response

The Long Island Power Authority has filed a $70-million claim against PSEG-LI over its response to Tropical Storm Isaias, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday.  The complaint says PSEG-LI failed to adequately oversee outage management and communications systems, and also complained about a lack of business Read More …

Letter: Time to Focus on Cuomo for LIPA Issues

Dear Editor, Recent accounts of LIPA’s investigation into the response to Tropical Storm Isaias amount to little more than LIPA’s trustees pointing fingers at a scapegoat, PSEG, the vendor they selected to serve LI’s ratepayers.  While we can all agree that PSEG did an atrocious Read More …

State Says PSEG-LI Faces Penalties for Tropical Storm Failures

PSEG-LI and other utilities are facing penalties for failures related to Tropical Storm Isaias, found in a state commission study, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday. The New York State Public Service Commission found failures to prepare for the storm and then adequately respond once Read More …

Gaughran Survey Finds Big Losses on Food From Isaias Outages

More than 3,000 people responded to a survey about the loss of power resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias. State Sen. Jim Gaughran, who asked constituents about their experiences during and after the Aug. 4 storm, told Long Island Power Authority chairman Tom Falcone that “It Read More …