Proposed Rulemaking

For consideration at the December 15, 2021 LIPA Board of Trustees meeting:

  • LIPA proposes to update its regulations for filing requests for New York State Freedom of Information Law ("FOIL") and to conform with FOIL's statutory provisions regarding the collection of fees for copying and producing records. LIPA also proposes to repeal a regulation defining "trade secret privileged" information under FOIL because the FOIL statute itself already provides such definition. To view the entire proposal, click here.

LIPA has issued the following proposals to modify its Tariff for Electric Service, effective January 1, 2022:

  • A proposal to implement minor rate adjustments as determined through LIPA's annual budget process. To view the entire proposal, click here.
  • A proposal to update LIPA's Community Distributed Generation (CDG) and Remote Net Metering rules, including: (a) modifying the banking rules for CDG to allow CDG hosts to retain unused credits when a subscriber terminates its subscription; (b) implementing a Remote Crediting program to allow up to 10 different customers to receive Value Stack credits from a remote credited project; and (c) allowing customers with Distributed Generation projects to be assigned to Service Classifications based upon their import demand irrespective of their export capability. This proposal also serves as notice of a future transition from the Community Credit to an upfront Community Adder incentive. To view the entire proposal, click here.
  • A proposal to implement a Customer Benefit Contribution (CBC) Charge for all mass market customers who enroll in Net Energy Metering on or after January 1, 2022. The CBC charge will be a monthly charge that will vary by rate class and technology to recover contributions in support of LIPA's public benefits programs. To view the full proposal, click here.
  • A proposal to implement changes to the Long Island Choice retail choice program arising from the Long Island Choice stakeholder collaborative process. To view the entire proposal click here.
  • A proposal to implement miscellaneous tariff clarifications and updates, including (a) clarifying the application of pole attachment fees, (b) clarifying the application of the Service Initiation Charge (c) modifying eligibility under Service Classification 7A, outdoor area lighting consistent with municipal "dark sky" ordinances, and (d) clarifying that storm cost recoveries in the Delivery Service Adjustments will be net of anticipated reimbursements from outside sources such as FEMA. To view the entire proposal, click here.
  • A proposal to suspend daily service charges for customers affected by prolonged outages due to major storms and other emergency events. To view the entire proposal, click here.

Written comments on the above seven proposals may be emailed to tariffchanges@lipower.org by December 6, 2021. Comments will be provided to the Board of Trustees for their consideration.

  • Comments may also be provided at two public comment sessions to be conducted via Zoom on Monday, November 29, 2021. The morning session will begin at 10:00 a.m. ET and the afternoon session will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET. If you would like to join a public comment session to provide comments on any of the above proposals, please send an email to tariffchanges@lipower.org with (1) your name, (2) your organization (if any), and (3) which public comment session you will be attending (Morning or Afternoon).
  • If you wish to receive updates on tariff changes, and haven't already, we invite you to complete the following Sign Up to Stay in Touch form, and be sure to select the email list for "Tariff Proposal Updates."
Approved Rulemaking