FURTHER UPDATED (4/21 HEARING ADJOURNED): UPDATED (4/19 & 4/20 HEARINGS ADJOURNED): LIPA Commission Announces Meeting to Consider Draft Report to the Legislature; Additional Hearings and Next Advisory Committee Meeting Also Announced
LIPA Commission Announces Meeting to Consider Draft Report to the Legislature; Additional Hearings and Next Advisory Committee Meeting Also Announced
Commission Will Vote on Draft Report as Mandated by Statute
Commission’s Final Round of Public Hearings to be Held in Suffolk, Nassau, and the Rockaways
Advisory Committee to Meet and
Offer Recommendations for Final Report
The New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority today announced the schedule of its next Commission meeting to consider a draft report for submission to the legislature, its upcoming final round of public hearings, and its next Advisory Committee meeting. The Commission’s goal is to deliver a final report to the legislature in time for its recommendations to be acted upon this legislative session.
The Commission was established in 2022 to develop and present to the legislature an action plan for implementing a true public power model for residents of Long Island and the Rockaways, meaning that LIPA would directly provide electric service to the more than three million residents and thousands of businesses in its service area without contracting out that responsibility to an investor-owned, for-profit utility.
Pursuant to statute, the Commission formed a fifteen-member Advisory Committee comprising distinguished leaders from Suffolk, Nassau, and the Rockaways representing diverse interests and views, which held two public meetings; conducted five public hearings from Long Island’s East End to the Rockaways, and received testimony from ratepayers, stakeholders, experts, academics, advocates, and elected officials at all levels of government; and conducted staff interviews with officials from LIPA, PSEGLI, the Department of Public Service, and IBEW Local 1049.
The draft report to be considered at the Commission’s upcoming meeting is the product of that process, and, if approved by the Commission, will be forwarded to the legislature and the state Comptroller. Approval will also initiate a final round of public hearings and an Advisory Committee meeting, after which the Commission will consider approval of a final report to the legislature.
|Commission Meeting||April 17, 3:30 p.m.||Legislative Office Building|
Room 838, Albany, NY 12248
|Advisory Committee Meeting||April 28, 2:00 p.m.|
Farmingdale State College
Quintyne Hall 100
2350 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
All meetings and hearings are open to the public to observe, and the public is invited to testify at the public hearings on
April 19, 20, and 21. Those wishing to testify at the public hearings on April 19, 20, and 21 can register on-site (prior registration is not required). If translation services are needed, please contact the Commission at email@example.com. The Commission also welcomes comments and written submissions through its website, nylipa.gov/public-input. The public hearings will be livestreamed at https://totalwebcasting.com/live/nylipa.
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