Offshore Wind Farm 30 Miles Off the Coast of Long Island Will Create Jobs & Power 50,000 Long Island Homes with Clean, Resilient and Affordable Energy
With a bold directive from Governor Cuomo, and enthusiastic support from elected officials, business, labor and environmental organizations, the Long Island Power Authority has selected what will be New York's first, and the nation's largest offshore wind farm.
The 90 megawatt Deepwater Wind project, to be located out of view about 30 miles south-east of Montauk, will turn our reliable offshore breezes into clean electricity which can power 50,000 homes. The wind farm will be connected to the island's electric grid by undersea and underground cables in East Hampton, the first town in the state to have established a 100% renewable energy goal.
But this is just the beginning. In his recent State-of-the State address on Long Island, Governor Cuomo laid out a bold vision for our transition to a clean energy future and an economy powered 100 percent by renewable energy. The Governor committed to 2,400 megawatt of offshore wind power by the year 2030 which will power 1.25 million homes. Click here for our joint news release.
November 20, 2017
On Monday, November 20 at 5 PM Applied Energy Group (AEG) will present the new South Fork Peak Savers program, an initiative to help reduce peak electricity demand on the South Fork during the summer and save energy year-round.
South Fork Peak Savers is a program helping businesses and residents on the South Fork reduce energy consumption, save money and preserve the environment. The program plays an important part in helping East Hampton and Southampton townships achieve their goals to provide 100% of community-wide electricity consumption from renewable energy sources.
The program offers free NEST thermostat(s) to customers participating in Rush Hour Rewards or a $250 incentive per thermostat (for up to two thermostats) to customers with existing NEST thermostats for participating in Rush Hour Rewards. Customers who install NEST thermostats can save 10-25% on heating and cooling utility bills.
South Fork Peak Savers also offers $250 rebate added to the $350 rebate from PSEG Long Island, a total of $600 to customers installing Variable Speed Pool Pumps. The super efficient pumps save up to 80% of pool pump energy usage.
Commercial customers in East Hampton and Southampton are eligible to receive free LED lighting upgrades, free Smart Thermostats, and enhanced Central Air rebates.
In addition to this new initiative, the Energy Sustainability Committee will discuss its 100% renewable energy portfolio, free home energy audits offered under the Long Island Green Homes program and other clean energy efforts to date.
(Note that usually the committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 5 PM). Meetings are open to the public.
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November 29, 2017
Film Screening - An Inconvenient Truth
Join the Energy Sustainability Committee and the Recycling and Litter Committee as they sponsor a screening of the Academy Award winning documentary. Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Free of charge.
To Register: Call (631) 324-0222 Ext. 3, Stop by the Adult Reference Desk or Visit the Eventbrite link below.
December 18, 2017
The Town of East Hampton (NY) Energy Sustainability Committee will meet on Monday, December 18 at 5 PM at East Hampton Town Hall . (Note that usually the committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 5 PM). Meetings are open to the public.