Public hears LIPA overhaul plans at meeting in Old Westbury

Long Islanders got the chance to question Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to overhaul LIPA. Cuomo wants New Jersey-based power company PSEG to take over all

Cuomo wants New Jersey-based power company PSEG to take over all operations from National Grid, including storm preparations and restoration.

Cuomo wants New Jersey-based power company PSEG to take over all operations from National Grid, including storm preparations and restoration. (6/5/13)

OLD WESTBURY - Long Islanders got the chance to question Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to overhaul LIPA.

Cuomo wants New Jersey-based power company PSEG to take over all operations from National Grid, including storm preparations and restoration. He also wants to downsize LIPA, making it responsible only for areas like billing.

But a new report from state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli questions whether Cuomo's plan will really keep costs down and hold the new power company accountable. The report says "transparency, accountability, oversight and best practices to ensure lowest costs and protection of ratepayers would effectively be bypassed."

A public hearing was held Wednesday at SUNY Old Westbury. A second hearing will be held Thursday at the BOCES Conference Center in Wheatley Heights.

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LIPA Meeting

To attend one of Governor Cuomo's LIPA meetings you need to RSVP to:

RSVP.LI@exec.ny.gov

They are both at 6:30 p.m.

Nassau is June 5
SUNY Old Westbury Student Union
223 Store Hill Road

Suffolk Meeting is June 6
Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center
31 Lee Ave. 

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