LIPA’s 2022 Integrated Resource Plan
PSEG Long Island, as agent of and acting on behalf of LIPA, has commenced the development of the 2022 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for Long Island’s, including the Rockaways’, power grid. The IRP will build on previous work and identify the actions needed to continue on the path towards compliance with New York State’s nation-leading clean energy legislative goals.
The IRP will have a study period of 2022 – 2040 and will provide an action plan for the period of 2022 – 2030. The development of the IRP is expected to extend from June 2021 to final report issuance in Q3 of 2022.
The 30-day public comments period, which started on June 23, 2021, on LIPA’s draft 2022 IRP scope of work, has ended. Additional comments on the 2022 IRP may be submitted at any time as per below.
Background & IRP Objectives
In July 2019, New York State enacted one of the most aggressive clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction laws in the country, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which includes, among other goals, a requirement that 70% of electricity consumed in the state by 2030 be produced from renewable energy; the development of 6,000 MW of distributed solar by 2025, 3,000 MW of energy storage by 2030, and 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035; and 100% zero-carbon electricity generation by 2040.
CLCPA requirements will have a significant impact on the supply and demand of electricity in Long Island and in the rest of New York State. LIPA’s IRP will build on previous work and seek to examine the impact of CLCPA requirements, and other potential electricity market changes, during the study period of 2022 – 2040. The IRP will result in an action plan for the period of 2022 – 2030 that will recommend key actions and investments needed to meet state goals, while continuing to meet the electricity needs of its customers reliably and cost-effectively.
Key objectives for LIPA’s IRP include:
The IRP will analyze options and recommend a pathway for transitioning the existing Long Island system to a clean energy grid, in compliance with New York State’s CLCPA targets, in a reliable and cost-effective manner.
In accordance with CLCPA targets, the IRP will examine how LIPA can transition Long Island from near total dependence on fossil-fuel fired resources to a renewable grid.
LIPA’s resource mix will be increasingly dominated by intermittent renewable energy. By the end of 2022, LIPA will have ~800 MW of solar resources. With NYRSEDA’s offshore wind awards and the South Fork Wind project, LIPA anticipates ~2,300 MW of offshore wind injection into the Long Island grid by 2026. The IRP will also examine the amount and timing of flexible resources that will be needed to integrate these intermittent energy resources.
Beneficial electrification refers to transitioning of customer fossil–fueled products, such as transportation, heating, gas stoves, etc., to electric. The IRP will evaluate the impact of beneficial electrification on Long Island’s electric load.
The CLCPA requires that a minimum of 35% of the benefits from investments in transitioning to clean energy and energy efficiency programs be realized by disadvantaged communities. The IRP will examine the impact of IRP-driven decisions on disadvantaged communities, designated as such by New York State.
Additional information about the Integrated Resource Plan can be found in the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Announcements & Press Releases
- June 23, 2021: LIPA and PSEG Long Island Announce Start of 2022 Integrated Resource Plan
- June 23, 2021: Presentation to the LIPA Board of Trustees to kick-off the 2022 Integrated Resource Plan
Previous LIPA IRP
LIPA’s previous IRP was completed in 2017. View LIPA’s Energy Guide: 2017 Long Island Integrated Resource Plan and Repowering Studies.
- LIPA's Clean Energy Procurements
- Senate Bill S6599 established New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. To follow the latest developments of the CLCPA, visit NYS’ Climate Act webpage.
- NYS DPS’s Clean Energy Standard webpage
- NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Standard webpage
- NYSERDA’s Energy Storage webpage
- NYS’ Climate Justice Working Group webpage
- DEC’s Subpart 227-3 Ozone Season Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Emission Limits for Simple Cycle and Regenerative Combustion Turbines
- NYISO’s New York 2040 Power Grid webpage
- NYISO’s Power Trend 2021 webpage
- Draft IRP Scope of Work (PDF)
- 2022 IRP FAQs (PDF)
- Repowering Feasibility Study of Port Jefferson Power Station (PDF)
- Repowering Feasibility Study of E.F. Barrett Power Station (PDF)
- Repowering Feasibility Study of Northport Power Station (PDF)