Chief Operating Officer
Long Island Power Authority
Michael Hervey is Chief Operating Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer for the Long Island Power Authority. Mr. Hervey joined LIPA in 2000 with 31 years of experience in various operating roles at LIPA and investor owned utilities. At LIPA his responsibilities include oversight of LIPA’s Transmission and Distribution business. In addition, he oversees the organization of the corporate office and contractual outsource agreements.
Under Mr. Hervey’s leadership LIPA has begun to carve out many strategic decisions to form the Authority’s future, including adopting a new business model, the selection of a new service provider to manage the day-to-day operations of Long Island’s electric grid, and the restructuring of LIPA’s generation portfolio to help Long Island secure its future energy needs. In addition, he has implemented storm hardening policies and capital expenditure programs, which have made LIPA the top most reliable overhead utility in the State.
Mr. Hervey graduated from Iowa State University in 1981 with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering. He also graduated from Hofstra University in 2003 with Honors with a Masters in Business Administration degree.
In addition to his duties at LIPA, Mr. Hervey, serves on the Research Advisory Council for Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
About Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a non-profit municipal electric provider, owns the retail electric transmission and distribution system (T&D) on Long Island and provides electric service to more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. LIPA is the 2nd largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenue, 3rd largest in terms of customers served, and the 7th largest in terms of electricity delivered. In 2010, LIPA outperformed all other overhead electric utilities in New York State for reduced frequency of service interruptions, and ranked second for shortest duration of service interruptions. LIPA does not provide natural gas service or own any on-island generating assets.