Commercial Solar Feed-in Tariff III
Feed-In Tariff III - 20MW
By resolution dated September 21st, 2016, the LIPA Board of Trustees established the Feed-in Tariff for Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Resources (FIT III) under SC-11 for the interconnection of up to 20 MW of solar photovoltaic resources mounted on commercial customer rooftops or carports with a capacity equal to or greater than 200 kW up to less than 1000 kW. A price of $0.1649 per kWh was established as the clearing price to be offered to all projects accepted into the FIT III program.
The FIT III program is closed and no longer accepting new applications.
As of January 31st, 2020, there are 35 active projects totaling 20 MW, of which 26 projects totaling 14.4 MW have executed PPAs and ten projects totaling 6.5 MW are in operation. Additional project information will be added as PPAs are executed.
Any inquiries may be submitted to Power Markets at PwrMktFIT@pseg.com.
- Refer to Leaf No 255I - 255N of LIPA's Tariff for Electric Service
- Projects with Purchase Power Agreements
History of this Procurement
Feed-In Tariff for Interconnection of Solar Photovoltaic Resources Mounted on Commercial Customer Rooftops or Carports from 200 kW up to less than 1000 kW
The LIPA Board of Trustees met and approved the Feed-in Tariff for Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Resources (FIT III) on September 21st, 2016.
The initial enrollment period of October 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017 has ended. However, the Authority will continue to accept applications from eligible Generation Projects until February 1, 2020. For the duration of this enrollment period, all responsive bids that have not been accepted into Feed-in Tariff III during the initial enrollment period nor withdrawn by the Generation Project owner will be placed on the Wait List. Applications submitted after January 31, 2017 must include a proposed price of $0.1649 per kWh.
Program Update: In its November 14th, 2018 meeting, the LIPA Board of Trustees approved the extension of the Enrollment Period for the Feed-in Tariff for Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Resources from February 1, 2019 to February 1, 2020.
During the initial four-month application period that ended on January 31, 2017, the Authority received 21 project applications from 12 separate entities, representing 13.367 MW of solar energy. Following a comprehensive analysis, a price of $0.1649 per kWh was established as the clearing price to be offered to projects accepted into the Feed-in Tariff III program.
Project information will be added as PPAs are executed.
Eligible generation to the Feed-in Tariff III is limited to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that generate electricity directly from sunlight. Additionally, generation must be mounted on the roof of a non-residential Customer’s building or structure; or a non-residential Customer’s carport that is used to shelter motor vehicles. The carport must be installed over a paved parking area composed of asphalt, concrete, or similar permanent material. Additional requirements include:
- Eligible PV systems must be connected directly to the Authority’s distribution system with a dedicated meter.
- Eligible PV systems are required to use smart inverters that conform to the Authority’s technical interconnection requirements.
Generation Projects that qualify under and satisfy all the requirements of this Tariff, including the Smart Grid Small Generator Interconnection Procedures (“Smart Grid SGIP”), with a minimum output of 200 kW and maximum output of less than 1,000 kW, and will enter into a Power Purchase Agreement for Feed-in Tariff III.
Additional eligibility requirements may apply. Careful review of the Feed-in Tariff for Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Resources (FIT III) leaves is advised to see all eligibility requirements.
Applicants are instructed to complete the "FIT III - Application Cover & Appendix" and submit their bids electronically to Power Markets at PwrMktFIT@pseg.com; cc: PAMfitLI@pseg.com. The proposed bid price in the application should be the program’s clearing price of $0.1649 per kWh. Applicants should receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application within three (3) business days. The application fee of $1,000 must be in the form of a certified check payable to PSEG Long Island and should be delivered within three (3) business days of application submittal at the following address:
PSEG Long Island
ATTN: Karl Jesaitis, Power Markets
175 E. Old Country Road
EOB, 2nd Floor
Hicksville, NY 11801
Applicants should carefully review the Feed-in Tariff for Commercial Solar Photovoltaic Renewable Resources (FIT III) leaves and all other related information provided on this webpage. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to serve as guidance. Any additional questions may be submitted to: PwrMktFIT@pseg.com. Power Asset Management (PAM) should be contacted at PAMfitLI@pseg.com; cc: PAMfitLI@pseg.com for the SGIP application. Please see the Small Generator Interconnection Procedures for related information.
FIT III - Application Cover & Appendix
Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended for viewing and completing the application. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free at https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
FIT III - Power Purchase Agreement - Redline version
This document highlights the changes to the FIT III - Power Purchase Agreement - Clean version listed above versus the FIT III - Power Purchase Agreement document that was posted on the website back in May 2016.
FIT III - Injection Capability Map
This link provides information regarding the relative degree to which LIPA Distribution substations currently can accept capacity from DG resources: Green reflects favorable conditions for interconnections, Yellow moderate conditions, and Red saturated conditions.