PSEG Long Island Celebrates Climate Week
Lowers emissions through energy efficiency, electric vehicles and renewable energy
(Uniondale, NY – Sept. 26, 2019) — To mark Climate Week, which takes place Sept. 23-29, PSEG Long Island reaffirms its own commitment to providing cleaner energy to 1.1 million customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways.
“Finding ways to provide cleaner energy has been part of our mission since Day One,” said Daniel Eichhorn, PSEG Long Island president and COO. “This week, many climate actions will be showcased. We applaud the sentiment, and we will continue to work to build a greener future for all of our customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways.”
Reducing carbon through energy efficiency
PSEG Long Island’s Energy Efficiency programs have saved its business and residential customers an estimated $342 million on their bills over the past five years through incentives on more-efficient appliances, heating and cooling systems, and other upgrades. More importantly for the climate, these upgrades eliminate the carbon emissions that would have been involved in generating an estimated 1.8 billion kilowatt hours of energy that has been saved since Jan. 1, 2014. That amount would be enough to power 189,609 homes for one year.
Promoting electric vehicle adoption
PSEG Long Island is also working to support the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles on Long Island and in the Rockaways with incentives on electric vehicle chargers for the home, the workplace, and for the driver who needs somewhere to stop for a quick boost before heading home.
PSEG Long Island customers installing a charging port at their homes may be eligible for a one-time rebate of $500. The program is also available to PSEG Long Island customers who installed eligible charging ports earlier this year.
The PSEG Long Island Workplace Charging program has provided on-site chargers to large companies and campuses such as Canon USA headquarters in Melville and Developmental Disabilities Institute’s Smithtown campus.
And last week, PSEG Long Island debuted Lead the Charge, a brand-new program to help accelerate the build-out of roadside charging businesses and encourage consumer adoption of electric vehicles on Long Island and in the Rockaways.
The company is now accepting applications from entities to install new, direct current, fast charging (DCFC) portals at publicly accessible locations, offering incentives of up to $7,000 per charging port in 2019. The incentive diminishes by $1,000 for each successive year through 2025.
For information about PSEG Long Island’s electric vehicle offerings, visit www.psegliny.com/goelectric. For information about PSEG Long Island’s DCFC incentives, visit https://www.psegliny.com/saveenergyandmoney/solarrenewableenergy/ev/dcfc.
Supporting New York State’s clean energy standards
Providing greener energy has been part of PSEG Long Island’s mission since we started in 2014, and PSEG Long Island has been working hard to support the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed on June 20. This legislation sets a new statewide milestone of 70 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040.
“PSEG Long Island is already working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to meet our share of these ambitious goals,” said Paul Napoli, PSEG Long Island vice president of Power Markets.
As of today, PSEG Long Island is already committed to supporting 300MW of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Of these, 36 facilities are already operational, including solar farms and two utility-scale batteries that are the largest in New York State. Another 30 clean energy projects are slated to come online this year, including more large-scale solar.
The company expects to purchase power from the 130MW offshore wind project that will soon be built 35 miles east of Montauk. PSEG Long Island also expects to participate in the renewable energy credit pool associated with the 1,700MW of offshore wind to be built off Long Island’s South Shore.
Climate Week NYC takes place this year from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29. Run in coordination with the UN and the City of New York, Climate Week continues to grow as the time and place for the world to showcase amazing climate action and discuss how to do more.
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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.