Long Island Clean Energy Initiative
Client: Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
In 1998, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) moved to develop and launch program designs that represented a comprehensive commitment to clean energy for Long Island, New York. With a service territory that covers more than 1,230 square miles, LIPA provides electric service to approximately 1.1 million customers, including more than 992,000 residential customers and approximately 108,000 commercial and industrial customers. The Clean Energy Initiative (CEI), a 10-yr, $355m commitment, was approved by LIPA’s Board of Trustees on May 3, 1999.In evaluating options for meeting the demands of current and future energy markets, LIPA proposed a new set of energy efficiency goals to provide significantly increased energy and demand savings in 2009. The new program, Efficiency Long Island (ELI), is a 10 yr, $924m energy efficiency initiative. ELI will make a wide array of incentives, rebates and initiatives available to LIPA’s residential and commercial customers.The ELI program is intended to expand upon the original Clean Energy Initiative that expired at the end of 2008.
For both their CEI and ELI efforts, LIPA hired a team of companies to provide program design, research, and implementation expertise for their programs. VEIC designed the full suite of residential efficiency programs offered by the CEI, as well as its rooftop photovoltaic program. We provided extensive on-going assistance in the development of annual budgets and goals, hiring of program delivery contractors, training of staff and contractors, developing marketing plans, meeting with key trade allies and other industry partners, developing program savings and other tracking assumptions, cost-effectiveness screening, onsite review of delivery contractors’ work, developing evaluation plans, and reviewing evaluation reports.
- Cost-effective savings of 208 MW of peak summer capacity and 700,000 MWh annual energy use;
- Total expected investment in clean energy resources for Long Island from 1999 to 2008 of approximately $355 million;
- Reduction in electric bills for over five million participants;
- Significant environmental benefits such as a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants by millions of tons.
Related Documents Long Island Residential New Construction Technical Baseline Study (PDF)
Authors: Richard Faesy, Tobin Galvin, David Hill, Bill Kallock, Chris Neme, Ken Tohinaka, and Stuart Slote (Optimal Energy)