The announcement that LIPA CEO Michael Hervey will resign at the end of this year is a good indication that top management realizes it is to blame for the utility's abysmal lack of communication with its customers.
There should be more resignations of top executive management at LIPA, because it was not only the fault of Mr. Hervey. There needs to be a complete restructuring of this utility, along with a thorough investigation of why it was not prepared to deal with Hurricane Sandy's effects, especially since they had adequate warning several days before the storm was to strike Long Island.
To say that one of the reasons that the restoration of service was delayed because they ran out of replacement power poles simply just does not cut it at all. The State Public Service Commission needs to really delve into why LIPA did not perform the way it should have.
While the hurricane was a devastating storm, it is no excuse for the LIPA disaster.