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Long Island Power Authority Smart Metering Program
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Lead Organization:
Long Island Power Authority
HQ Location:
Uniondale, New York
Project Contact Information:
 Thomas George

333 Earle Ovington Boulevard Suite 403
Uniondale, NY 11553

Business Call Center

Project Summary:

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is a non-profit municipal electric utility provider for more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York [1]. LIPA started its smart grid implementation with advanced metering Infrastructure in 2009, by being the first to deploy smart meters for its pilot project in the Hauppauge and Bethpage areas [2]. LIPA during the pilot project is in the process of testing the functions like [1] :

- Meter information collection,
- Dynamic pricing signals to customers,
- Remote control of equipments situated along the distribution system
- Provide pricing signals to customers
- Detect system conditions, including load and usage along the system
- Various communications schemes and technologies

LIPA has allocated $3 million for smart meters in the 2009 capital budget and $5 million in 2010 [1].


-Equipment Condition Monitor
-Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU)
-Smart Meter - Commercial
-Smart Meter - Residential

Targeted Benefits:

-Energy costs reduced
-Greenhouse gases reduced
-Power quality improved
-Dependence on foreign oil reduced

Additional Information:

[1] Long Island Power AMI Tariff Draft. Online [Available]: http://www.lipower.org/pdfs/company/papers/service/tariff-ami.pdf


[1] LIPA website news, March 2009. URL: http://www.lipower.org/newscenter/pr/2009/030909_smart.html
[2] Long Island Exchange news, August 2009. URL: http://www.longislandexchange.com/press/2009/08/07/lipa-applies-for-119-...