LIPA seeks 280MW of RE capacity

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has issued a competitive procurement for up to 280MW of renewable energy generation capacity and energy by 2018.

LIPA, a non-profit municipal electricity provider, says capacity must be located on Long Island or in surrounding waters in the case of offshore wind.

LIPA trustees have adopted a long-range plan to boost renewable energy projects and energy efficiency to more than 1GW by 2022.

It also has issued a separate request for proposals for as much as 1.63GW of generation, storage and demand response resources to begin replacement of the company’s fleet of "peaking" generation facilities, installed as early as the 1960s and nearing retirement.

LIPA is the second largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues and third largest in terms of customers served.