NY Watchdog Rips LIPA's Tropical Storm Irene Response

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 5:27 PM ET) -- New York state regulators criticized the Long Island Power Authority on Thursday over its $176 million response to Tropical Storm Irene, which left 523,000 customers without power, saying the utility failed to give customers credible estimates on when power would be restored.

The New York State Public Service Commission issued a report on actions taken by the utility and its outgoing service partner National Grid PLC a day after Public Service Electric & Gas Co. learned it would become the utility's new partner servicing the 1.1...
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