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Southampton Extends Battery Storage Moratorium

Pictured Above: The site plan for the proposed Canal BESS project. The Southampton Town Board unanimously approved a six-month extension to its moratorium on Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 15. The board also agreed to hire consultants VHB, Inc. to help them develop new code for siting and safety of BESS facilities based on resident concerns and the recently released recommendations of a New York State BESS
The East Hampton BESS facility, a collaboration between National Grid and NextEra Energy, was the site of a fire in May of 2023.
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State Battery Fire Group Issues Code Recommendations as Southampton Considers Moratorium Extension

As moratoriums on new Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) continue in Southold and Southampton towns this winter, a state task force convened last summer to investigate three BESS fires in New York has released a draft of 15 proposed fire code changes to help prevent and mitigate fires. The report, released Feb. 6, comes as the Southampton Town Board is considering a six-month extension of a moratorium on consideration of
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Offshore Wind Consolidation Continues with New NYSERDA Solicitation

Pictured Above: The South Fork Wind Farm is now sending power from six turbines to the Long Island grid. |. Ørsted photo As the South Fork Wind Farm announced in mid-January that half of its 12 wind turbines are installed and sending power to the East End grid, offshore wind developers unveiled their updated plans as part of a new solicitation from the New York State Energy Research & Development
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Power Begins to Flow From South Fork Wind

Pictured Above: The first offshore wind turbine to send power to Long Island (foreground), with the third turbine being installed. In total, 12 turbines at the South Fork Wind Farm are slated to provide enough power for 70,000 Long Island homes. |. Beth Young photos Dotting the horizon like large vertical liferafts emerging from the fog, a grid of 12 yellow monopoles that will become the foundations for the South
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Energy Resiliency

Commission Finds LIPA “Public Power” Plan Would Save Ratepayers Half A Billion Dollars Over Ten Years

Allowing the Long Island Power Authority to run its own electric grid without paying tens of millions of dollars annually "to a private, for-profit utility will save ratepayers at least half a billion dollars over ten years, improve efficiency and accountability and increase local control and community input," according to the final report of the New York State Legislative Commission on the Future of the Long Island Power Authority The