Raia: LIPA Audit Will Shed Light For Long Island Ratepayers

A Statement from Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R, I, C – East Northport)
April 28, 2011

Governor Cuomo made the right decision by calling on the Inspector General to conduct an extensive audit on the Long Island Power Authority, especially with the recent $231 million overcharge LIPA imposed on ratepayers.

This audit will bring much-needed oversight to the business practices of LIPA and how they determine rates for Long Islanders. For too long ratepayers on Long Island have been paying some of the highest electric rates in the nation. I am looking forward to seeing the results of the Inspector General’s audit and anticipate answers to questions we have been asking for quite some time now.