PSEG Long Island Celebrates Climate Week
Company combats carbon emissions through energy efficiency, electric vehicles and renewable energy
(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Sept. 23, 2022) To mark Climate Week 2022, a time for conversation and awareness of climate change that takes place Sept. 19-25, PSEG Long Island reaffirms its own commitment to providing cleaner energy to 1.1 million customers on Long Island and in the Rockaways.
“PSEG Long Island has been finding ways to provide cleaner energy since we started in 2014. It’s part of our mission,” said David Lyons, PSEG Long Island’s interim president and COO. “As the worldwide focus on climate change increases, we will continue to work to build a greener future for all of our customers here on Long Island and in the Rockaways.”
Reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency
Since 2014, PSEG Long Island has provided more than $360 million in rebates to customers purchasing energy-efficient appliances, lighting fixtures and other home and commercial equipment, saving approximately 2.3 million MWh of energy. This is equivalent to removing more than 214,000 gasoline-fueled cars from our roads*.
Promoting electric vehicle adoption
PSEG Long Island is also supporting the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles on Long Island and in the Rockaways with incentives on electric vehicle chargers for the home and workplace, and incentives for developers to build publicly accessible charging stations. The effort is a key part of PSEG Long Island’s work to meet New York State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40% of 1990 levels by the year 2030. According to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, about 36% of the carbon emissions in the state come from transportation, including cars, buses and trucks. For information about PSEG Long Island’s electric vehicle offerings, visit www.psegliny.com/goelectric.
Supporting New York State’s clean energy standards
Providing greener energy has been part of PSEG Long Island’s mission since the company started in 2014. PSEG Long Island has been working hard to support the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which sets a statewide milestone of 70% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% 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’s vice president of Power System Management.
As of today, PSEG Long Island is already committed to supporting 300MW of utility-scale renewable energy projects and is considering up to 350 MW of additional energy storage projects. Of these, 101 facilities are currently operational, including large solar farms and two utility-scale batteries. Another five clean energy solar projects have executed contracts and are slated to come online.
The company expects to purchase power from the 136MW 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 approximately 2,200MW of offshore wind to be built off Long Island’s South Shore.
Climate Week NYC takes place this year from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25. Run in coordination with the United Nations 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.
*Vehicle equivalency is based on EPA conversion factors (https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator).
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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.