LIPA

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After Superstorm Sandy hit in October 2012, more than 900,000 Long Island Power Authority customers had their power knocked out, and more than 100,000 LIPA customers went without power for more than three weeks. That led Governor Andrew Cuomo to blame the LIPA for mismanagement.

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After a yearlong campaign to end what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called a “failed” and “bloated” agency, New Jersey-based PSEG is now almost five months into running Long Island’s electric grid. They took over National Grid's contract with the Long Island Power Authority and assumed much more operational control. But according to records and interviews, much of what was “failed” and “bloated” still remains today. On top of that, it costs more.  

Charles Lane

New York’s Department of Public Service held public hearings Thursday on PSEG’s new storm emergency plan for Long Island electric customers. The updated plan is largely the same as LIPA's but with an improvements to customer communication.

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On Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Long Island's new electric company PSEG for, among other things,  greatly reducing the time customers had to wait for outages to be fixed.  WSHU's Charles Lane has this report on t how  PSEG was able to do this.   

  

Charles Lane

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island today delivering the same budget presentation he gave statewide several weeks ago.  Cuomo’s says the purpose of his visit was to amplify his voice in what he expects to be a “loud” legislative session.

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