Southampton to Host Public Forum on Future of LIPA

The Legislative Commission on the Future of LIPA will conduct a hearing for East End communities this Friday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at Southampton Town Hall.

The Commission, established in 2022 by the New York State Legislature, is charged with creating “an action plan for implementing a true public power model for residents of Long Island and the Rockaways.”

“The goal is to avoid the tens of millions of dollars in annual management fees paid to an outside utility; establish greater transparency and clearer lines of accountability for the safe, reliable, and affordable delivery of electricity to ratepayers; and give LIPA’s customers a greater say in how this essential service is provided,” according to the Commission.

Register for the livestream at https://totalwebcasting.com/live/nylipa

People who wish to testify in person can register on-site the day of the hearing.

Written testimony can also be submitted at nylipa.gov/public-input. Contact the Commission at info@nylipa.gov if you need translation services.

Beth Young

Beth Young has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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