Bill Would Give State More Control Over LIPA

Dec 5, 2019

A new bill making the rounds in the New York Legislature could give the state greater oversight over the Long Island Power Authority.

The bill would let the Public Service Commission have more say in the way LIPA operates.

If regular audits show the power company isn’t fulfilling its duties, it could face fines or have its local operating permits revoked.

Sponsors of the bill told Newsday they think it’s a step in the direction, citing past mismanagement problems within the company and random rate hikes.

The law would be the first expansion of the state’s authority since the 2013 LIPA Reform Act was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

LIPA declined to comment.