YAPHANK - PSEG Long Island says the $3 billion Caithness II project is not needed.

LIPA had proposed building the second power plant in Yaphank. Now, a new internal report from PSEG Long Island finds that Long Island will be able to meet New York state’s energy capacity requirements for at least the next five years without a new power plant.

Legislator Tom Cilmi says the difference of opinion between LIPA and PSEG Long Island makes him grateful that the latter is now calling the shots.

“Had they not come in, I'm sure LIPA would have moved forward with another plant, and lots of people would have gotten very rich,” he says.

LIPA and PSEG Long Island both declined to comment on this story.