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LIPA 2023 Integrated Resource Plan Comments

March 15, 2024

On March 15, 2024, NYSEIA submitted comments to the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in response to the authority's 2023 Integrated Resource Plan. NYSEIA's comments observe that LIPA's plan to achieve 70% renewable energy by 2030 rely almost exclusively on offshore wind, and the utility's load growth assumptions are optimistic without significant additional investment in distributed solar, energy storage, dynamic load management and energy efficiency. NYSEIA's broad recommendation is that LIPA invest in scaling up distributed solar + storage in parallel with the offshore wind buildout. Specifically, NYSEIA encourages LIPA to:

  • Ensure that Long Islanders Can Benefit from Residential and Retail Energy Storage Incentives Outlined in New York’s Energy Storage Roadmap.

  • Strengthen Dynamic Load Management (DLM) Programs and Partner with Aggregators to Launch New Virtual Power Plant Programs.

  • Support Community Solar on Long Island.

  • Increase Hosting Capacity by at Least 700 MW for Distributed Energy Resources (“DER”).

  • Address Telecommunications and Other Interconnection Barriers to Commercial Solar Deployment.

  • Lower the Cost of Residential Solar Interconnection with Meter Socket Adapters.

NYSEIA looks forward to continuing to work collaboratively with LIPA and PSEG Long Island to advance distributed solar + storage deployment on Long Island.

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