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.
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.
Angry residents pleading to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored in Mastic Beach. LIPA came under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers in 2012
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.
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.
The Long Island Power Authority announced a $3.5 billion budget Tuesday. That’s $72 million less than last year before New Jersey-based PSEG took over near all operations. Deep cuts were made to deliver on promises of a rate freeze.