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Dispute between Riverhead and LIPA over invoicing PILOT payments nears an end

by Feb 28, 2023
An agreement has been reached between the town, LIPA, Suffolk County and the town’s school and fire districts to collect what is likely more than $10 million of payments-in-lieu-of-taxes, also known as PILOTs, for LIPA-owned properties in Riverhead.

State commission members hear support for making LIPA a fully public power authority

by Jan 23, 2023
There was overwhelming support for the idea of transforming the Long Island Power Authority into a fully public power authority at a hearing conducted by the State Legislature’s LIPA Commission at Southampton Town Hall on Friday.

Riverhead school district rejects agreement with town for collection of $2.9 million from LIPA, for fear it will involve district in...

by Aug 29, 2022
The Riverhead Central School District has rejected a proposed agreement from Riverhead Town in an effort to collect approximately $2.9 million in payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOTs) owed the school district for Long Island Power Authority properties for the 2021-2022 tax year.

Riverhead may sue LIPA to collect payments in lieu of taxes LIPA says it’s ready and willing to pay

by Aug 12, 2022
The dispute between Riverhead Town and LIPA centers on whether the town must issue consolidated invoices totaling more than $5 million for all LIPA parcels reflecting all taxing districts within the town, as LIPA has demanded.

Local restaurant helps relieve stress on LI power grid — and gets paid to do it

by Aug 13, 2021
The Cooperage Inn generates its own power when PSEG-LI needs to reduce energy load in times of stress on the electric grid. "I'm like a mini power plant," restaurant owner Jonathan Perkins said.

Thiele’s LIPA reform bills sail through legislature

by Jun 21, 2021
Five bills sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele aimed at increasing transparency, accountability and oversight of the Long Island Power Authority and its contractor PSEG-LI have passed both chambers of the state legislature.

Long Islanders deserve real LIPA/PSEG-LI reform

by Aug 19, 2020
Assembly Member Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor): "We deserve an electric company that is up to the task of implementing our new energy future. Transparency, oversight, and accountability will be critical."

Utilities now required to give mailed notice of new above-ground transmission lines

by Jan 3, 2019
Legislation mandating formal community notice procedures on LIPA and PSEG-LI for utility transmission projects has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Why ‘one of the largest tax increases in recent history’ is buried in your electric bill

by Jun 17, 2018
The $7.6 billion bailout of four aging nuclear power plants upstate, a sweetheart deal for nuclear energy giant Exelon, is being funded by ratepayer subsidies across New York.

Court throws out town’s lawsuit seeking removal of steel poles along CR 51

by Apr 29, 2018
A State Supreme Court judge this week dismissed a lawsuit brought by Brookhaven Town seeking the removal of 211 steel utility poles installed last year along County Route 51 from Riverside to Eastport.