Proposed Rulemaking

The following proposals are for consideration at the May 20, 2020 meeting of the LIPA Board of Trustees:

  • LIPA is proposing modifications to the Community Distributed Generation ("CDG"), Value of Distributed Energy Resources ("VDER"), and Net Energy Metering provisions of its Tariff for Electric Service (the "Tariff"): (1) to implement a resource capacity factor adjustment to the Community Credit component of VDER compensation, as recommended in the Whitepaper Regarding High-Capacity-Factor Resources ("Whitepaper")[1]; (2) to exclude new non-renewable resources from eligibility for the VDER Environmental Value, as recommended in the Whitepaper; (3) to make new non-renewable resources ineligible for Net Energy Metering consistent with PSL 66-p; and (4) to clarify that a project will receive the Community Credit rate in effect at the time the project qualifies for 25 years from the project's in-service date.

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - CDG High Capacity Environmental.pdf

    This redline reflects the updates made on March 4, 2020. The original version of this proposal was published on October 17, 2019. On December 12, 2019, the New York Public Service Commission issued an Order Regarding Value Stack Compensation for High Capacity Factor Resources (the "Capacity Factor Order"),[2] adopting in part the Whitepaper's recommendations, and an Order Regarding Consolidated Billing for Community Distributed Generation (the "Consolidated Billing Order").[3] Authority staff updated this proposal on March 4, 2020, based on the December 12, 2019 orders.

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - CDG High Capacity Environmental (REDLINE withMemo).pdf

  • LIPA proposes to modify the Tariff for Electric Service (the "Tariff") effective June 1, 2020, in accordance with the New York State Public Service Commission Proceeding 14-M-0224; Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Enable Community Choice Aggregation Program.

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - Community Choice Aggregation.pdf
  • LIPA proposes to modify PSEG Long Island's Smart Grid Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (the "SGIP"), effective June 1, 2020, to reflect additional updates and clarifications of the New York Public Service Commission (the "Commission") to the New York State Standardized Interconnection Requirements ("SIR") for Small Distributed Generators as a result of the December 13, 2019 Order Modifying Standardized Interconnection Requirements (5 MW or Less) and to extend such changes as applicable to the SGIP for five megawatts to ten megawatts.

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - SGIP.pdf
  • LIPA is proposing an addition to Service Classification No. 13 Negotiated Contracts to authorize a negotiated contract with sewer districts participating in the Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative to provide electric service to separately metered pumping equipment at thousands of individual customer locations as part of an effort to protect ground water sources and sustain the regional environment on Long Island that will benefit LIPA's customers and the surrounding waterways of the Great South Bay.

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - SCCRI Pump Discount.pdf
  • LIPA proposes to modify the Tariff for Electric Service ("Tariff") effective June 1, 2020, to authorize purchases of renewable resources under a new Solar Communities Feed-In Tariff ("Solar Communities FIT").

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - Solar Communities FIT V.pdf

Public Comment Sessions for the above proposals will be held on:

  • May 4, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Rose Caracappa Auditorium
    William H. Rogers Building #20
    725 Veterans Memorial Highway, Smithtown, NY
  • May 4, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Long Island Power Authority
    333 Earle Ovington Blvd., 4th Floor, Uniondale NY

    Written comments on the proposals should be sent to tariffchanges@lipower.org by May 11, 2020

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The following proposal is for potential consideration at a future meeting of the LIPA Board of Trustees:

  • LIPA proposes to modify its Tariff for Electric Service, effective June 1, 2020, to require that each Energy Service Company ("ESCO") proposing to serve mass market customers in the Long Island Choice Program, in order to be eligible, must meet the latest requirements established by the New York Public Service Commission for ESCOs doing business in New York. Specifically, each ESCO must complete a Retail Access Eligibility Application Form with the New York Department of Public Service (the "Department" or "DPS"), receive a finding from the Department of eligibility to sell electricity as an ESCO, and maintain eligibility with the Department at all times during the ESCO's participation in Long Island Choice.

    Tariff Proposal February 2020 - LI Choice.pdf

Approved Rulemaking