Thursday November 15, 2012

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York utility company Consolidated Edison said it received a subpoena Wednesday from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and is cooperating with his investigation into Con Ed’s preparation and response to Superstorm Sandy.

An official familiar with the investigation said the Long Island Power Authority also received a subpoena.

The official said Schnei derman seeks plans and performance records on restoring power, communicating with customers without power and other aspects of the utility’s response to the storm.

The storm sapped electricity for more than 2 million New York customers.

"We are cooperating with the attorney general’s re quest," Con Ed stated. "We look forward to reviewing the company’s storm preparations and response with the Attorney General and all interested parties."

There was no immediate response to a request for comment placed with LIPA.

On Tuesday, LIPA COO Mike Hervey resigned after 12 years. A permanent CEO slot and several board seats have been vacant for months awaiting appointment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo, however, has said LIPA is simply an outdated political entity he wants to overhaul and that National Grid, contracted by LIPA, is responsible for providing power to Long Island.


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