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 a locally appointed governing board directly accountable to the ratepayers, 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.
We held a webinar, "Take Back Our Power!" on Thursday, April 13 @7PM and discussed and prepared you for the hearings on the LIPA Commission Public Power Model draft report that was released Monday, April 17. View the video here.
The hearings have been postponed ("adjourned") until the new budget is passed. Click Read more button for more information.
News & Information
- 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 […]
- 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 […]
- 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.
- Advisory Committee Members SelectedOn November 10, 2022, 15 distinguished leaders from Suffolk, Nassau, and the Rockaways were named to the LIPA Commission Advisory Committee. Representing diverse interests and views, they are Bob Catell, Matthew Cohen, Leslie Davis, Pat Guidice, Ralph Kreitzman, Dr. Michael Menser, PhD, Farrah Mozawalla, Dolores Orr, Mitch Pally, Supervisor Ed Romaine, Kyle Strober, Tela Troge, […]
- LIPA Commission AnnouncementsHuge news was announced on November 10, 2022 on the newly created LIPA Commission website: The members of the Advisory Committee and the dates and locations of the first Public Hearings. Advisory Committee Members Announced From the new LIPA Commission website: The New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power […]