LIPA projects 17.2 percent bill incre...

LIPA projects 17.2 percent bill increase over next five years

There are 127 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 3, 2008, titled LIPA projects 17.2 percent bill increase over next five years. In it, Newsday reports that:

Ratepayers already rocked by Long Island Power Authority 's request for a 4.8 percent bill increase next year may want to sit down before taking a look at the authority's five-year bill increase projection - ...

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Logical

Wyandanch, NY

#1 Dec 3, 2008
are you freakin kidding me?? there will be no one left on LI for lipa to supply power to by the time they're done.

If someone doesn't step in and put a stop to this madness I fear this is the beginning of the end for the LI economy. Great job lipa.
Truth Teller

Glen Cove, NY

#2 Dec 3, 2008
If this is what we get for conserving energy, I say we all fire up our air conditioners this spring and leave them running until the first frost.
Patrick

Milford, CT

#3 Dec 3, 2008
This is rather disturbing. So yeah, we lowered our usage like they wanted us too and for that, we get an increase. That’s a class act. They clearly have some management issues that need tending too. Will anyone tend to them?
I would also question why my property taxes go up every year making it difficult to pay it. I am not talking a small amount; I am talking just over $2000 in 4 years. I have not made any changes that would warrant it. I am pretty sure the quality of the schools (Pat,Med) have gone down so why the increase? Will they do this every year until I have to leave? When exactly do the increases stop? Wages have gone down if you are even able to stay employed. It seems that we may have a management issue in our county government as well.
I guess all I can do is ask the question (if there were any local politicians reading posts like this). Listen you F%$^ing mutts, do you idiots have a clue what is happening to people on Long Island? You can’t possibly have your heads stuck so far up you’re a$$ that you can’t see this. Are you so short sighted that you can’t see how this is going to end?
As far as LIPA goes, who expected anything different? People will be losing their jobs and being over taxed out of their homes and these dic heads are going to increase 17% over 5 years. Great plan!!
Commie Stooge

Teaneck, NJ

#4 Dec 4, 2008
One question that the article didn't touch on was the status of LIPA's aging power plants.
After the LILCO breakup; LIPA was created as a seperate power company that would have the option of buying LILCO's plants.
These plants; over 50 years old; should be replaced by new dual cycle efficient ones; however that would be costly.
After the ENRON fiasco showed that power deregulation was a fraud; it would be better for LIPA to own it's plants.
There are no inexpensive choices here.

“You have a right to....”

Since: Dec 07

protect yourself from Liberals

#5 Dec 4, 2008
does Kessel need another raise ?
LIPAsuction

Port Washington, NY

#6 Dec 4, 2008
Long past time to toss LIPA's C-level morons-in-chief.

We know they can't hedge energy costs. Let's see if they can hedge their own job futures. I'll bet they try harder on that.
LIPA Thieves

Scarsdale, NY

#7 Dec 4, 2008
Some consideration should be give to turning LIPA into a co-op that is owned by the rate payers. It's done in parts of Florida and power there is alot less than the thieves at LIPA charge. The co-op I was a member of, Withlacoochie River Electric not only charged much less than LIPA but we also got a dividend check each year.
At the rate we are going, between power costs and school taxes, there will be no one left on LI.
Timmy O Toole

Elizabeth, NJ

#8 Dec 4, 2008
When should we expect our rebate for the "gas surcharge" this summer?

Oil is your biggest expense, now that expense has dropped by 70% and you still need raises?
Timmy O Toole

Elizabeth, NJ

#9 Dec 4, 2008
Ok, I see that richard kessle is getting free meals at the office.

I see the justification to raise rates now.

It's like feeding an elephant
john schettino

Union City, NJ

#10 Dec 4, 2008
The CEO of LIPA is Kevin Law...

Newsday leaves his name out of this article...Why?!...

...Because Kevin Law is a Democrat that Newsday wants to promote for elected office in the near future...so Newsday starts covering for him...

Kevin Law is just another one of a long line of Democtrat political hacks that we don't need on Long Island...

Boycott Newsday!!!
Kathleen

Columbia, SC

#11 Dec 4, 2008
Why do you think we moved to SC? Gas is a whole lot cheaper than even Upstate NY, my electric bill isn't too bad, our property taxes are $650.00 a year for a 4 bedroom, 1900 sq. ft. house w/ 2 car attached garage on just over 3/4 of an acre.
S Carton

Woodbury, NY

#12 Dec 4, 2008
john schettino wrote:
The CEO of LIPA is Kevin Law...
Newsday leaves his name out of this article...Why?!...
...Because Kevin Law is a Democrat that Newsday wants to promote for elected office in the near future...so Newsday starts covering for him...
Kevin Law is just another one of a long line of Democtrat political hacks that we don't need on Long Island...
Boycott Newsday!!!
What 90% of LIer's don't know , is that LIPA is a political patronage mill. This is how the machine works. It was a political job when it was LILCO ( private) LIPA took over and guess what happened? The big payback jobs aren't in the Counties employ, they are hidden away in a place called LIPA.
No kidding

Port Washington, NY

#13 Dec 4, 2008
Kathleen wrote:
Why do you think we moved to SC? Gas is a whole lot cheaper than even Upstate NY, my electric bill isn't too bad, our property taxes are $650.00 a year for a 4 bedroom, 1900 sq. ft. house w/ 2 car attached garage on just over 3/4 of an acre.
And I'll bet the barbecue and fried chicken are better too.
Former LIer

Indian Trail, NC

#14 Dec 4, 2008
Hurry! Leave before it is too late!
Former LIer

Indian Trail, NC

#15 Dec 4, 2008
If you all band together and don't pay your electric bill, maybe they will get the hint.
Former LIer

Indian Trail, NC

#16 Dec 4, 2008
Down here in wonderful North Carolina, I run my central air day & night all summer and my bill is no more than $120 per month. Screw LIPA! SCREW NY!
R Carbone

Hartsdale, NY

#17 Dec 4, 2008
Boy oh boy, it sure is a good thing we stopped the cable being run under the sound to provide us with more electricity. Not only is Long Island the proud owners of the highest property taxes in the country but soon we will become the first community to have to take out second mortgages to pay for electricity. Between the dictators in Albany and the robber-barons at LIPA, Long Island may soon return to pre-revolutionary war levels of population density. And even better news, as we escape Long Island for good we will be able to pay exhorbitant tolls to use the tunnels and bridges. The Big Apple, truly rotten to the core!
Insiders view

New York, NY

#18 Dec 4, 2008
Here's the joke, they asked everyone to conserve because they can not keep up with the demand, they put on surcharges due to increases in fuel costs and now due to forces beyond their control and the peoples, consumption is down and they want a rate increase because of it. You notice there has been not one mention of removing the fuel surcharge even though fuel is cheaper now then when the surcharges were instituted. This seems more like corporate greed and oportunistic behavior then anything else. This needs to be addressed by our Attorney General and the State.
apache

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Dec 4, 2008
Maybe just maybe if the CEO's took a pay cut LIPA would not have to increase anyone's bills for at least 10 years,in fact customers may even get money back.
I left L.I. because of LIPA and am so glad I did,,,
My taxes are cheaper,insurance cheaper, and of course times are tough here too.but at least the utilities are not ripping their customers off.
seriously

Edison, NJ

#20 Dec 4, 2008
Awesome!!!
The good news keeps piling up!
What a joke, an absolute joke.
Oil prices drop LIPA raise their rates.
Thanks LIPA for hitting us when we were already down!

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