DPS – Long Island

Matter Number 21-00618: Comprehensive Management & Operations Audit of LIPA and PSEG Long Island


Matter # 21-00618




Background

The LIPA Reform Act (Act or LRA) empowers the Department of Public Service (DPS) to undertake a Comprehensive Management and Operations Audit (Audit) of the Long Island Power Authority (Authority or LIPA) and its Service Provider PSEG Long Island LLC (PSEG LI) at least every five years.

The prior audit, completed in 2018, resulted in 49 recommendations and LIPA and PSEG LI were required by the LIPA Board of Trustees to implement these recommendations to ensure an improved level of service to electric customers on Long Island.

The current DPS management and operations audit of LIPA and PSEG LI will be completed by NorthStar Consulting Group Inc.

Audit Scope Areas

The audit will review and evaluate the overall operations and management of LIPA and PSEG LI with the ultimate goal of improving existing processes, practices, systems, and organizational structures to drive better performance based on the scope areas below. To learn more about the scope areas, click here.


Show details for Construction and Capital Program PlanningConstruction and Capital Program Planning
Show details for Debt Service ObligationsDebt Service Obligations
Show details for Annual Budgeting ProcessAnnual Budgeting Process
Show details for Compliance with Debt CovenantsCompliance with Debt Covenants
Show details for Climate Leadership & Community Protection ActClimate Leadership & Community Protection Act
Show details for Implementation of Recommendations from the prior auditImplementation of Recommendations from the prior audit
Show details for Efficiency of the Authority's and Service Provider's OperationsEfficiency of the Authority's and Service Provider's Operations
Show details for Fuel and Purchased Power Cost Adjustment Clause and Recovery CostsFuel and Purchased Power Cost Adjustment Clause and Recovery Costs
Show details for Performance MetricsPerformance Metrics
Show details for ERM and Corporate GovernanceERM and Corporate Governance
Show details for Cyber Security and System Design & PerformanceCyber Security and System Design & Performance



Summary of 2016 LIPA MOA Findings and Recommendations

LIPA’s most recent comprehensive management and operations audit was completed in 2018 (Matter No.16-01248). The final audit report included 49 recommendations for improvement. The Authority and Service Provider have implemented 36 out of the 49 recommendations, including those recurring on an annual basis. The Authority and Service Provider provides regular progress updates to allow the DPS Long Island Office to monitor the implementation status of the prior audit. Any remaining open recommendations from the prior audit will be evaluated in the current audit.

Public Comment

Interested persons or parties are invited to submit comments on the Audit by October 14th, 2022.

Comments may be submitted via:

    • Public Statement Hearings: Any person wishing to provide a public statement on the record at the hearings must pre-register to do so by 3:00pm on Friday, September 30, 2022. Comments filed with the Department will be posted to the Department’s Document Matter Management system (DMM) which is accessible online. Comments will become part of the record considered by the Department in its review and development of NorthStar’s workplan.
    • Online Comment Form: Comments may be entered directly into the case via the www.dps.ny.gov website, by entering the associated matter number (21-00618) in the Search option found on the homepage. After opening the case, enter comments in the “Post Comments” tab located at the top of the page or Submit Comments here.
    • Email or First Class Mail: Comments may be sent electronically to the DPS Secretary, at secretary@dps.ny.gov, or mailed and delivered to Hon. Michelle L. Phillips, Secretary to the Commission New York State Public Service, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. Your comments should refer to “Matter No. 21-00618 - LIPA and PSEG LI Management & Operations Audit.”
    • Toll-free Opinion Line: Comments may also be submitted through the DPS Opinion Line at 1-800-335-2120. The number is designed to take comments about pending cases from in-state callers, 24 hours a day. Callers should press “2” to leave comments, mentioning LIPA and PSEG LI Management & Operations Audit.

For more information about the review process for the Matter No. 21-00618 - LIPA and PSEG LI Management & Operations Audit, you may contact the Department of Public Service at 1-888-275-7721.


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Public Statement Hearings

To ensure full public participation from customers in all of LIPA’s service territory the DPS invites public and stakeholder input. Two Public hearings will be held on October 3rd, 2022.

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 1:00 P.M.

Electronic Access:


Event Number: 2334 376 2787

Password: oct3-1pm

Phone-Only Access: 518-549-0500

Access Code: 2334 376 2787

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Electronic Access:

Event Number: 2348 948 9876

Password: oct3-6pm

Phone-Only Access: 518-549-0500

Access Code: 2348 948 9876

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Stay Connected

Staying informed of activity is easy through the Department's Document and Matter Management (DMM) System. As a registered user of the application, you will be able to self-subscribe to the service or party list, submit Comments and E-File.

    • E-Filing - Electronic filing through the Department's Document and Matter Management (DMM) System provides for secure, fast and accurate processing of your filings. With E-Filing you will be able to submit up to 100 MB of data of both public and confidential documents. E-Filing is the preferred method of submission of filings.
    • Comments - See Submitting Comments section above.
    • Service List - By subscribing to a service list for a case, an email notification will be sent to you when a filing and/or issuance is entered in the case. Subscribers can request to receive “Commission Issuances Only” or “Filings and Commissions Issuances.”
    • Party List - Generally, parties commit to contribute to the development of a complete record in a proceeding by conducting discovery, submitting testimony, briefs, or other formal written comments, and/or participating in evidentiary hearings, procedural conferences and other formal events conducted in the case.

For more information and step by step instructions visit:


How to Register with DMM
How to Subscribe to the Service List
Electronic Filing Registration Instructions


Important Dates

April 08, 2022 DPS issued RFP for Comprehensive Management and Operations Audit of LIPA and PSEG LI
October 03, 2022Public Statement Hearings
October 14, 2022Public Comments Due
October 26, 2022NorthStar’s Workplan due to Staff
January 19, 2024Final Audit Report submitted to LIPA

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Matter Number 21-00618: Comprehensive Management & Operations Audit of LIPA and PSEG Long Island updated: 09/22/2022 05:32:33 PM