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About Us

As a not-for-profit public utility for Long Island and the Rockaways, we’re here to ensure you have the clean, reliable, affordable energy our 1.2 million customers deserve.

Formally created by the New York State Legislature, the Long Island Power Authority Act of 1986 designated LIPA as a corporate, municipal agency and a political subdivision of the State of New York, with essential governmental and public powers. In 1998, LIPA became the provider of electric service for Long Island (excluding the Villages of Rockville Centre, Freeport, and Greenport) and the Rockaways after acquiring the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) as a wholly-owned subsidiary through a merger.

While LIPA owns the electrical transmission and distribution system serving our community, we outsource most of the management services and power supply used to operate the electric grid. Beginning in 2014, with changes made by the LIPA Reform Act, LIPA contracts with PSEG Long Island, a subsidiary of the Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company, for management services, power delivery, and customer service. LIPA provides service to customers under the PSEG Long Island brand name. As the steward of the electricity system, LIPA has the ultimate authority and control over our electrical assets to best serve the needs of our customers. The current contract with PSEG Long Island expires on December 31, 2025. To learn more about our contract with PSEG Long Island, visit our Operational Partners webpage.

What is Public Power?

Today, being a part of a not-for-profit utility means that each citizen of Long Island and the Rockaways has a voice in our community-owned utility focused on achieving the best outcomes for our customers and our local communities. Whether you live, work, or go to school here, at LIPA, the power is yours™.

To learn more about LIPA and find answers to a variety of frequently asked questions, click here.