Our vision sees the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a publicly owned, not-for-profit electric utility, transition to operating the grid itself under local control. Private utilities such as PSEG LI are eliminated. LIPA is restructured with an appointed governing board that local voices help determine, has a fairer rate structure, invests its revenues locally, and upgrades the grid to make it more reliable, renewable, and resilient.
The Reimagine LIPA campaign formed after Tropical Storm Isaias to urge the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to end its public-private partnership model with PSEG, and private utilities in general, in order to create a locally and democratically controlled and operated utility. The Future of the Long Island Power Authority Act of 2022,which we helped pass, established a LIPA Legislative Commission to develop the roadmap to get there.
See Reimagine LIPA’s letter to the Governor, Senate Majority Leader, and Assembly Speaker. Read our press release and see the video of our rally outside the closed PSEG LI Customer Service Center in Seaford.
The 2nd round of LIPA Commission hearings are on from Sept 12-20. Make your voice heard by speaking or sending written testimony. Read More for links to information about the hearings and to view livestreams and videos afterwards.
News & Information
- NEWS FLASH!Reimagine LIPA has sent a letter signed by 100 concerned organizations regarding the Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to Governor Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, and cc’ing the Executive Energy, Environment, and Economic Development Staff (“Central Staff”). The letter endorses the mission … Read more
- LIPA Commission Resumes Hearings on Draft PlanOn Thursday, July 6, 2023, the LIPA Commission announced the new dates for the public hearings on the Draft Report in Establishment of a Public Power Model for the Operation of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). These hearings were originally scheduled for this past May and June but were postponed due to the budget … Read more
- LIPA Commission Terminates GDS Associates Contract & Resets Schedule for Hearings and Final Report to the FallThe New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority met in Albany on May 16, 2023 and voted to terminate its relationship with GDS Associates, one of two outside firms retained by the Commission to assist it in its work to deliver to the legislature a plan for transitioning … Read more
- LIPA Commission Approves Draft ReportOn April 17, 2023, the LIPA Commission released and approved its detailed action plan for the transition of LIPA from a public-private model to a fully public power model. It is the culmination of analyses of thousands of pages of financial and operational data; studies of LIPA’s shortcomings, failures, and options for reform; interviews with … Read more
- New Commissioners AddedThe Legislative Commission members have changed as a result of the 2022 elections. The members are now Senators Kevin Thomas (co-chair), James Sanders, Anthony Palumbo, and Monica Martinez and Assemblymembers Fred W, Thiele, Jr. (co-chair), Stacey Pheffer Amato, Doug Smith, and Michaelle Solages.