In July 2019, New York State enacted the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) – one of the most aggressive clean energy and greenhouse gas reduction policies in the country. The CLCPA includes, among other goals, a state-wide requirement that 70 percent of electricity consumed in the state by 2030 be produced from renewable energy; the development of 6,000 MW of distributed solar by 2025; 9,000 MW of offshore wind by 2035; 3,000 MW of energy storage by 2030; and 100 percent zero-carbon electricity generation by 2040.
Timeline, Public Comments, and Scope of Work
LIPA staff presented the objectives, key challenges, and timeline for the IRP to the LIPA Board at its June 23, 2021 meeting. To initiate public engagement on the IRP development, LIPA held a 30-day public comment period on the Scope of Work (SoW), which commenced on July 23, 2021. LIPA received 18 comments on the proposed SoW. Comments, and LIPA’s formal responses, can be found in the “public comments” drop-down below. On September 22, 2021, the LIPA Board approved the IRP SoW. The 2022 IRP process will be a 15-month effort with completion in the first quarter of 2023.