For Immediate Release: April 22, 2014
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PSEG Long Island Receives 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award
(Uniondale, NY – April 22, 2014) In recognition of Earth Day, PSEG Long Island is pleased to announce it is a recipient of a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for its commitment and dedication to energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program.
PSEG Long Island has been recognized for its leadership in advancing the emerging technology market for products that earned the 2013 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award and those recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013, as well as its Home Performance programs.
On Tuesday, April 29, PSEG Long Island will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. for its contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency.
“PSEG Long Island is honored to be selected to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Award,” said Dan Eichhorn, Vice President, Customer Service, PSEG Long Island. “We are committed to working with all of our customers, including residents, businesses, schools and municipalities, to promote the vital message of energy efficiency, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels; helping customers save money through lower energy bills; and improving our environment.”
Since inception the Home Performance Programs have served over 12,000 customers saving 16,801,000 kWh of energy which is equivalent to removing approximately 2,439 cars from the road a year.
ENERGY STAR-certified light emitting diodes (LED) sales have increased from almost 3,500 in 2010 to more than 600,000 in 2013. LED lighting uses 75% less energy and lasts 25 times as long as incandescent bulbs.
“PSEG Long Island has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award – the 2014 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award – because of their unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient,” said EPA Deputy Administrator, Bob Perciasepe.
Through 2013, with help from ENERGY STAR, American families and businesses have saved $297 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 2.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2014 Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations that have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors. Award winners were selected from the 16,000 organizations that participated in the ENERGY STAR program.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of $10 billion.