Contact Us

NYSEG: Blasted by State Officials, Praised by Industry Group

Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Electricity restoration work by New York State Electric and Gas in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was criticized by some top state government representatives. But the utility’s efforts following the devastating storm are being hailed by the Edison Electric Institute.

The association of shareholder-owned electric company’s awarded NYSEG and sister utility Rochester Gas and Electric with its Emergency Recovery and Assistance Awards.

In the days after Sandy, Howard Glaser, the Cuomo administration’s director of operations, fired off angry emails to Mark Lynch, president of the Iberdrola-owned utilities.

Glaser wrote NYSEG seemed “utterly unable to communicate with local officials or residents” regarding the status of power restoration efforts.

In another note, Glaser concluded NYSEG was “by far the poorest performing utility” in dealing with the damage caused by Sandy.

But Edison Electric Institute president Tom Kuhn said the Iberdrola utilities showed strong commitment, advanced planning and great execution.

Kuhn said NYSEG and RG&E are “great examples for the nation’s electric power industry.”

Utility president Lynch said company employees “did a tremendous job repairing damage” to facilities across the state.

Best of 1290 WNBF

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for News-Breakers Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive News-Breakers Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.