PSEG Long Island Announces Rebates for Customers Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Ports in their Homes
Utility recognizes DDI as first not-for-profit agency on LI to install electric vehicle charging station
(Uniondale, NY – April 12, 2019) — PSEG Long Island today announced it is offering rebates for electric vehicle (EV) drivers who install charging ports at their homes. The offered incentives are part of an overall initiative to make driving electric vehicles a more viable choice for Long Islanders.
Under the new residential charging rebate program, homeowners installing a charging port at their homes may be eligible for a one-time rebate of $500. The program also includes PSEG Long Island customers who installed eligible charging ports earlier this year.
“Long Islanders are enthusiastic about electric vehicles, and we are excited about helping them adopt this technology and reduce New York’s carbon footprint,” said Michael Voltz, director of energy efficiency, PSEG Long Island. “This rebate program further lowers the barrier to ownership for home charging equipment on Long Island, which is central to the electric vehicle ownership experience and will result in more EVs on our roads.”
In addition to the residential rebate, PSEG Long Island has an existing workplace charging rebate program to help reduce the “range anxiety” that makes some consumers wary of owning an electric vehicle. This program is designed for large corporations, hospitals, universities, and municipalities with available space to install charging units. Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) is the first not-for-profit organization to take advantage of these commercial charger rebates.
DDI recently installed a commercial charging station at its Smithtown campus location and purchased its first company hybrid vehicle. By taking advantage of the incentive program, DDI received a rebate of $5,448, which supports employees who choose to drive EVs.
Building a widely accessible charging infrastructure on Long Island is a priority for PSEG Long Island and it fits into the utility’s overall energy efficiency plan. Included in the plan is: enhancing the penetration of EVs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, balancing grid demands, saving customers’ money, and improving the efficiency of the overall system.
“DDI is excited to partner with PSEG Long Island on energy initiatives, such as LED lighting and EV charging stations, that benefit our employees and the environment, while bringing value to the individuals we support,” said Kim Kubasek, associate executive director, DDI. “These initiatives have brought us brighter classrooms, workspaces, and hallways, and have made it easier for our employees to use alternative fuel cars.”
Inside six of its buildings, upgrades to lighting, and heating and cooling systems yielded DDI $156,602 in rebates. By replacing nearly 2,500 fluorescent lighting fixtures and nearly 1,000 incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient LEDs (light emitting diodes) along with replacing eleven heating and cooling systems, DDI is saving money and energy for its future and our future. The upgrades translate into an estimated 454,186 kWh of energy savings and $80,000 a year in cost savings.
Offering rebates and incentives for homeowners and businesses to upgrade lighting, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems to energy efficient options saves energy and money, and reduces the strain on the electric grid.
Independent annual evaluations by Opinion Dynamics Corporation have found PSEG Long Island’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs generate energy savings that are cost-effective. In 2017, Opinion Dynamics found that the PSEG Long Island Energy Efficiency Programs generated $1.90 in benefits to the utility and its customers for every $1.00 in costs to operate the program, including rebates.
For information about PSEG Long Island electric vehicle offerings, visit www.psegliny.com/goelectric. For more information on PSEG Long Island’s available residential and commercial rebates and incentives, as well as energy saving tips, please visit www.psegliny.com/savemoney.
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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.