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LIPA Upgrade Powers Glen Cove

LIPA electrical upgrade clears way for Glen Isle waterfront development.

You’ll be seeing more of the Long Island Power Authority in Glen Cove throughout October as the utility company upgrades the electrical grid. 

LIPA said its improvements impact a network that supplies 1,500 customers in Glen Cove and Glen Head. 

In yet another sign that the Glen Isle waterfront development project is moving ahead, LIPA said it will install new 13 kilovolt circuits at its Orchard Substation to handle the load growth in the area. 

More work will be done along Ford Street and Titus Road with about 1,800 circuit feet of new overhead wire, which the company said should cut down on the number and duration of power outages. 

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“As part of our continual assessment of the electric system, this project will reinforce the existing electrical facilities in the area to meet the increasing demand to serve customer needs,” LIPA Chief Operating Officer Michael D. Hervey said. “By making these improvements, we will ensure that residents living and working in the Town of Oyster Bay and the City of Glen Cove have a safe and reliable supply of power long into the future.”

LIPA asks that you respect the work zone protection areas and use caution by driving slowly and giving them the right of way. Customers will be notified in advance if any scheduled outages are required to safely upgrade the electric facilities.

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