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Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)

Uniondale, New York

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the second largest municipal electric utility in the nation, offers a broad range of energy efficiency programs focused on all market sectors through the Efficiency Long Island (ELI) initiative. LIPA is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for delivering its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program. LIPA also promotes ENERGY STAR certified products and ENERGY STAR certified homes. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Generating 5,460 MWh of energy savings and peak demand reductions of 1.47 MW, and rebating a total of more than $9.2 million to 4,237 customers participating in LIPA's HPwES program since the program began in 2006.
  • Increasing HPwES program participation by 2,413 customers. These homeowners received free Comprehensive Home Assessments and 'direct installs' of select energy efficiency measures identified at the time of the initial audit.
  • Leading regional collaboration, outreach, and support to local HPwES participating contractors to establish and grow their businesses.
  • Expanding the LIPA program to offer free energy audits and low-interest loans to qualifying customers, and starting the On Bill Recovery Loan Program through LIPA's partnership with NYSERDA and Green Jobs Green New York.
  • Introducing its NY Optimization System, a method that streamlines program, measures, and incentivizes selection so contractors can more easily sell the benefits of HPwES and so customers can better select services that fit their needs and budget.
  • Partnering with the Department of Energy's Home Energy Score to score 90 homes.