January 19, 2016 - For Immediate Release
Contact: Gordian Raacke 516-313-6611 (m) - [email protected]
Joint Statement of Support for
LIPA’s Planned Adoption of Shared Renewable Energy Program
aka “Community Distributed Generation Net Meter Program”
[Long Island, NY, January 19, 2016] A diverse group of organizations representing environmental groups, environmental and social justice groups, public health organizations, community groups, municipalities and clean energy companies, came together today to support plans by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to continue to grow and expand access to renewable energy on Long Island and to move Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision forward.
LIPA has proposed to implement -- through a tariff change -- a shared renewable energy program (“Community Distributed Generation Net Meter Program”) that will significantly expand renewable energy opportunities on Long Island and conforms with NYS Public Service Commission direction to investor-owned utilities in the rest of the state.