LIPA 110 Corridor Demonstration Project

Planning for the Future. Moving Forward Together.
We all need electricity. That need is only increasing with more flat screen TVs, smart phones, tablets, and other must have gadgets. Today, the average Long Island household uses 20% more electricity than as recently as the late 1990s.

To meet our energy needs and reliability expectations, our electric grid must keep up. That’s why the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), Farmingdale State College, and Stony Brook University are working together on a better path for Long Island’s energy future. Our Smart Energy Corridor Project will study how new technology can improve service, save energy, control costs, and support new jobs.

This “Smart Grid” project, along the Route 110 business corridor, is supported by a $12.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and matching funding from the State University of New York Research Foundation and LIPA. The Route 110 corridor was approved by the DOE as it is a major economic hub for Long Island with a highly developed, compact area that has a large number of commercial, industrial, and residential customers. In terms of its electric usage as well as demographic profile, it is typical of other hubs in New York State and elsewhere, particularly in the areas surrounding New York City. Approval for funding from the DOE was partly based on the ability to apply what we learn from the Smart Energy Corridor Project to other regions.

Our Community
The Smart Energy Corridor Project is a collaborative research effort to learn how Smart Grid technology can benefit our community. Key features include: