Electricity Retailers Rip Long Island Access Ahead Of Audit

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT) -- An initiative that was supposed to give millions of Long Islanders competitive choices when shopping for electricity is essentially dead, a group representing power retailers said Monday as New York began an audit of the Long Island Power Authority monopoly.

Of more than 80 electricity retailers — called ESCOs — operating in New York state, only three have access to Long Island's electricity market via LIPA's LI Choice program, and little of the island's massive electricity load is controlled by such retailers, according to Jay Kooper, director...
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