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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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PSEG Long Island - Renewable Electricity Goal   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/28/2014
Program Overview:
State: New York
Incentive Type: Renewables Portfolio Standard
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells, Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Municipal Utility
Standard:30% by 2015
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
LIPA 2004-2013 Energy Plan

NOTE: As of January 1, 2014, Long Island is served by PSEG Long Island, replacing Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).

As a municipal utility, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is not obligated to comply with the New York Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The LIPA Board of Trustees has nevertheless decided to make their own renewable energy commitment mirroring the requirements for New York’s investor owned utilities. The initiative is outlined in LIPA’s 2004-2013 Energy Plan, approved in June 2004, and states an intention to comply with the state requirement that 25% of electricity generation come from renewable resources by 2013. For LIPA, this will entail an 8-10% increase in renewable energy procurement, met through periodic requests for proposals (RFPs) for renewable generation.

The technologies eligible for LIPA’s self-imposed RPS are identical to those specified under the New York State RPS. New renewable energy generation used to satisfy LIPA's goal may not be used to satisfy the state RPS (or vice versa), nor can it be considered part of a separate renewable energy program (e.g., green pricing or green market programs). This is to ensure that the renewable energy credits (RECs) generated for inclusion within the LIPA RPS are not “double counted” for the purpose of supplying another program. LIPA requires that both renewable electricity and RECs be delivered to Long Island in order to count under the renewables target.

The LIPA 2010 - 2020 Resource Plan (see program web site above) adopted in February 2010 addresses how LIPA plans to achieve the commitments it has made to renewable energy. In January 2010, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) increased the state RPS to 30% by 2015. According to current resource plan, LIPA has adopted the revised target as part of a plan to reach defined renewable energy goals.

  Mark Gross
Long Island Power Authority
Media Relations
25 Hub Drive
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (516) 719-9892
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