The State & Environmental Impact Center

New York AG Settled with Utility Company and Secured Funding for Heating Modernization Program

September 27, 2021

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement with National Grid, a utility company that provides natural gas and electricity to homes and businesses in New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, to pay $6 million for improper management of its electrical distribution system on Long Island. National Grid falsely reported lower customer electrical usage for over four years, leading the state-owned Long Island Power Authority to lose revenues. The funds will go towards heat pump modernization and replacement for low- and moderate-income Long Islanders.