Commercial Solar Feed-in Tariff III

Feed-In Tariff III - 20MW

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all responsive bids that have not been accepted into Feed-in Tariff III during the initial enrollment period nor withdrawn by the Generation Project owner will be placed on the Wait List.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. As of March 31, 2019, there are 35 active projects totaling 20 MW approved into the program, of which 19 projects totaling 10.12 MW have executed PPAs.

In accordance with the Tariff, the Authority is continuing to accept additional responsive applications to this program. New applications will be placed on the Wait List in the order that they are received. Any project selected from the Wait List will be offered the clearing price of $0.1649 per kWh.

Project information will be added as PPAs are executed.


Eligible Projects

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. 


Application Process

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
Phone: 516-949-8224
Email: karl.jesaitis@pseg.com

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.


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