(LIPA) is a nonprofit municipal electricity provider delivering electricity to more than 1 million customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY. LIPA is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for outstanding sponsorship and promotion of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. Key accomplishments include:
· Completing more than 1,500 home retrofits in 2010--a 125 percent increase over 2009--for a total of more than 2,600 retrofits since the program was launched in 2006.
· Reducing electricity demand by 253 kW and electricity use by 2 million kWh in 2010.
· Continuing the Home Performance Direct (HPD) program enhancement that combines direct installation and energy audit services; in 2010, 50 percent of HPD participants elected to have additional efficiency measures installed, a 10 percent increase over the previous year.