The Moreland Commission on Utility Storm Preparation and Response is holding a public hearing tonight, Tuesday, december 11, 2012 at 6 p.m. at SUNY College of Old Westbury, Student Union Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury, NY. The expert witnesses who will be testifying include Nassau County executive Edward Mangano, Suffolk County executive Steven Bellone, New York Power Authority president and chief executive officer Gil Quiniones, AT&T New York president Marissa Shorenstein and Long Island Rail Road president Helena Williams.
The hearing is going to focus on the emergency preparedness and response of utilities to recent storms and also recommendations for restructuring the oversight of energy utilities in New York, including LIPA, to improve the reliable and affordable transmission of power.
Note that members of the public who wish to testify at the hearing are asked to address these two issues.Members of the public will be able to register to speak and are asked to keep their comments to no more than two minutes to allow as many as possible to share their views.
You may also submit your written comments before or after the hearings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The commission has also planned a hearing on Thursday, December 20, 2012 to investigate LIPA's and the National Grid's responses to storms Sandy and Irene. The location is yet to be announced.