Does Long Island need more power plants?

The Long Island Power Authority's near-term plans include contracting for two large power facilities to be built that would boost local capacity by more than 1,660 megawatts -- more than the Northport power station, Long Island's largest at around 1,500 megawatts. Outside companies will build and own the new plants, and ratepayers will pay billions of dollars to lease them for 20 years. (Credit: Newsday Staff)