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Government Fails In Long Island

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The Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) only job is to transmit and distribute electricity. Unlike private utilities in New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York City, it is a government body.

The aftermath of Sandy has once again demonstrated that government does a worse job in serving customers than does the private sector.

The private utilities affected by Sandy were able to restore electric service to their customers more quickly and efficiently than LIPA. According to Reuters, 80% of those without power on November 11 were LIPA customers.

In spite of this, politicians are lumping private utilities with LIPA. Typical is a quote from Reuters, “Damage from Sandy to the electricity system in the U.S. Northeast exposed deep flaws in the structure and regulation of power utilities.

Note this is painting all utilities with the same broad brush even though the private companies responded more effectively than the government run LIPA.

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