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In Rhode Island the final stage of construction is set to begin on the nation’s first offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm includes five turbines that will supply energy to the island and to mainland Rhode Island.

Meanwhile, the company, Deepwater Wind, is looking to build another – much larger – offshore wind farm nearby that would supply energy to Long Island.

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National Grid wants to build New York’s largest solar energy farm on Long Island, but residents are not welcoming the plan.

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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.  

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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.