Moreland Commission suggests eliminating LIPA

The committee was assigned to review the utility

The committee was assigned to review the utility company’s response and issued the preliminary report today.

WOODBURY - A state panel is slamming the Long Island Power Authority for its response to Hurricane Sandy.

The Moreland Commission is a panel created by Gov. Cuomo to review LIPA's performance and recommend what should be done about it.

The panel members did not hold back yesterday, stating LIPA did not do its job, was completely unprepared and should now be replaced.

Panel members reported back to Gov. Cuomo, stating the utility is dysfunctional, and had a completely inept response after the storm. Their suggestion was to privatize it.

Energy expert Matthew Cordaro agrees LIPA should have been replaced a long time ago, but says privatization would not benefit Long Islanders.

LIPA refused to talk to News 12 Long Island on camera, but sent a statement saying, "We are reviewing the report and will continue to cooperate with the State and the Moreland Commission to do what is in the best interest of Long Island's ratepayers."

Gov. Cuomo, who appoints leaders of the LIPA board, would have to approve any move to privatize the utility.

The findings were part of a preliminary report. The Moreland Commission hopes to release a final report in March. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kim Basile, who was born without a left 1 FSC softball catcher thrives without left hand
Saturday marks Donald Trump's 100th day in office. 2 Long Island Talks Trump: Rating Trump's first 100 days
The blaze broke out at the Davidson Avenue 3 Firefighter injured while battling house fire in Lynbrook
The Family Center for Autism is Long Island's 4 12 Making a Difference: Family Center for Autism
According to police, Christopher Vorisek, of Farmingville was 5 Man arrested for DWI after fatal motorcycle crash in Selden

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The committee was assigned to review the utility Moreland Commission: Eliminate LIPA

The Moreland Commission has recommended to eliminate the Long Island Power Authority following its response

The commission, created by Gov. Cuomo after Hurricane Moreland Commission blasts LIPA, National Grid

Power company officials criticized for their delayed response to Hurricane Sandy outages faced intense scrutiny

LIPA examines how it will pay for Sandy LIPA looks at how to pay for Sandy cleanup

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is figuring out how to cover the massive costs

NY utilities Con Ed, LIPA subpoenaed in Sandy work

(AP) - The New York utility company Consolidated Edison said it received a subpoena Wednesday

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.