LIPA Electric Choice
Long Island Choice is a LIPA program that provides residential and commercial customers with the option to purchase their electric supply directly from energy service companies other than LIPA. If you do not contract with an Energy Service Company (ESCO), you'll continue to receive your electric supply directly from LIPA.
Who qualifies for Long Island Choice?
Just about all residential and non-residential customers who receive their full power requirements from LIPA qualify for Long Island Choice. If you have multiple meter locations, you may choose different ESCOs for different accounts, or you may use one ESCO.
Applying for LI Choice
How will I be billed?You will receive one bill from your ESCO for energy supply and another from LIPA for delivery. Generally, your cost will depend on the electric rate you negotiate with the energy service provider and the amount of electricity you purchase. As a Long Island Choice customer, you can still participate in LIPA's Balanced Billing Program for the LIPA portion of your bill. More Frequently Asked Questions
What are LIPA's responsibilities?LIPA will continue to deliver electricity to you. If your ESCO fails to supply electricity or goes out of business, LIPA will supply electricity without interruption. LIPA will also restore power in the event of an outage or other emergency, ensure service reliability by maintaining the delivery system, read your meter, and provide billing on delivery charges and other essential customer services.