Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) had been a non-profit municipal electric utility provider owns the retail electric Transmission and Distribution System on Long Island and supplies for more than 1.1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York . In 2012, LIPA announced that it was going for a new operating services agreement with PSEG Long Island, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). From January 1, 2014 PSEG Long Island took over LIPA's electric grid management .
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 . In 2012, it published the final technical report for this pilot project (ref ). In this report it was stated that, instead of the two that were originally contemplated, LIPA implemented three AMI technologies. In addition to evaluating the technology, new Time-of-Use (TOU) rates to assess customer acceptance of time-differentiated pricing
and to evaluate whether customers would respond by adjusting their activities from peak to non-peak periods were piloted. 62 residential customers chose to participate in the TOU rates, and every one of them saved money during the first year. LIPA considered this pilot as a complete success.
LIPA later participated in the Smart Energy Corridor Project which had been located along Route 110, funded in part by the Department of Energy. The Project has been a partnership comprised of LIPA, Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College and builds off the success of this smart meter pilot introduced in 2009 which was LIPA's first endeavor .