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East Hampton to Draft All Electric Law

Pictured Above: Rewiring America (rewiringamerica.org) is filled with information about all electric houses. East Hampton Town, which is ever-seeking to be at the forefront of the green energy movement, is drafting a new Local Law that would require all electric heating and cooling systems in all new construction and substantial renovations (more than 50 percent) beginning Jan. 1 of 2025. The New York State Legislature passed the All-Electric Buildings Act
East Hampton Councilman David Lys, Southampton Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, East Hampton Town Supervisor Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, East Hampton Councilwoman Cate Rogers and Southampton Councilman Michael Iasilli at the March 14 event.
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South Fork Wind Project Is Powered Up

Pictured Above: East Hampton Councilman David Lys, Southampton Councilman Tommy John Schiavoni, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, East Hampton Town Supervisor Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, East Hampton Councilwoman Cate Rogers and Southampton Councilman Michael Iasilli at the March 14 event. | photo courtesy New York Governor Kathy Hochul's office. Governor Kathy Hochul, alongside the United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and other elected officials, announced the completion of the landmark
Construction continued in February on South Fork Wind. |. Ørsted
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Sunrise & Empire Wind Win New State Contracts

Pictured Above: Construction continued in February on South Fork Wind. |. Ørsted New conditional contracts for the offshore wind farms Sunrise Wind and Empire Wind 1 have been accepted by the New York Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA), Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday. The new contracts replace contracts cancelled by the wind farms last year amidst rising construction costs. “I promised to make New York a place for the renewable energy
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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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Business Energy Renewable Energy

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