NYS Assembly Speaker Appoints Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato to Commission on the Future of LIPA

South Queens, NY Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) has been appointed to the new legislative commission to analyze and decide the future of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), which encompasses PSEG, the known provider of electrical power to the Rockaway Peninsula.

Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato was appointed by the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie, to be a deciding player in the future of LIPA. This Commission is heavily coveted due to its firm potential to dictate the future of electrical power in a major area of New York State. The Commission will be able to investigate and craft potential reforms that LIPA, and it’s subsidies like PSEG, would respond to in the areas of transparency, overall operations, electrical rates, storm response and many other areas in an effort to create needed change.

“We have high rates, inexcusable delays and a lack of transparency with our electric company. This Commission has the impact to restructure the current standards and allow us to shift towards the potential of a public power authority,” said Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato.

“My priority is to decrease the cost to the ratepayers of Queens and make a lasting impact for our community,” the Assemblywoman said.

The Commission is expected to begin its work shortly with public hearings and input from those serviced by LIPA. “The Rockaway Peninsula has a seat at the table and I hope all of you will join me in pulling up a chair. You sent me to Albany to be your voice and I want to thank Speaker Heastie for ensuring our community isn’t ignored and we get the energy provider we deserve,” said the Assemblywoman.