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Old 07-22-2019, 04:01 PM
 
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This is simply a result of supremely aged infrastructure and a lack of investment. If this was a city agency, all the extra money would just go towards blowing up the payroll/bennies. This is the same administration that falsified lead paint reports in NYCHA (wholly city owned housing). A loss of power for a few hours will not lead to lasting brain damage and heavy metal poisoning.
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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ainít no way... ainít no fu***in way
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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Hahaha...vision and oy, you two cramp me up...
But is all good.
Thank you all for your input.
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Old Today, 06:19 AM
 
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If you love NYCHA you'll love a NYC run electric utility. LOL!
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Old Today, 06:28 AM
 
Location: NY
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Retire Billy. Retire.....
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Old Today, 06:05 PM
 
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The only way for the city (or the state) to take over Con Ed would be to cause Con Ed to file for "Chapter 7" bankruptcy as Gov. Mario Cuomo did to Long Island Lighting by refusing to permit the Shoreham Nuclear plant to go online. LILCO spent $6 billion 1980s dollars (equivalent to over $18 billion in today's currency) and 20 years building Shoreham. Note: The residents of Long Island pay some of the highest electric rates in the USA as a result of the bankruptcy.
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Old Today, 06:16 PM
 
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So it appears that the mayor is upset with ConEd because the company is private, so they are not held accountable like how DEP would be if there was water shut off without any notice.

My question is, if the city was to run the electric grid like how they are in control of the water supply, what actions would the city need to take to make it happen?
With your title line, I was anticipating the possibility of a joke about a mayor, or any politician, supplying the city's energy by means of his own hot air.
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Old Today, 06:31 PM
 
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It is important to remember ConEd, like National Grid owns the infrastructure that carries electric power and or gas lines. City or state just couldn't "take" anything without compensating either private company as per the USC.
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