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Long Island Power Authority

Long Island Smart Energy Corridor

Abstract

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is creating a Smart Energy Corridor located along Long Island, New York business Route 110. The Corridor work includes the 1) installation of smart meters; 2) upgrade and enhancement of monitoring equipment at three Corridor substations; and 3) the installation of additional distribution automation equipment. The project will evaluate the impact on customer behavior and consumption with alternative tariff structures, information and analytical tools provided. The project will demonstrate how distribution automation could reduce the number and duration of unplanned interruptions at reduced cost and with increased reliability. Stony Brook University is developing expert systems software in support of LIPA’s automation thrust, with cybersecurity capabilities. Farmingdale State College is supporting the project with public outreach through on-campus demonstration of small-scale wind, solar, plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) and fuel cells. An energy efficient model home is under construction and will be open to public tours to attract visitors to the campus and to promote energy efficiency concepts.

Contact Information

Brian Mollohan
Project Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory
3610 Collins Ferry Road
Morgantown, WV 26507-0880
304-285-1367
Brian.Mollohan@netl.doe.gov 

Ming Mui
Principal Investigator
Long Island Power Authority
333 Earle Ovington Blvd Ste 403
New York, NY 11553-3606
516-719-9229
mmui@lipower.org 

At-A-Glance
Recipient: Long Island Power Authority (Long Island Smart Energy Corridor)
HQ State: New York
NERC Region:
Total Budget: $25,293,801
Federal Share: $12,496,047
 
Funding Program:
Project Type:
 
Equipment:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Energy costs reduced
  • Greenhouse gases reduced
  • Power quality improved
  • Dependence on foreign oil reduced