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East Hampton to Draft All Electric Law

Pictured Above: Rewiring America ( 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
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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South Fork Wind’s First Turbine Has Been Installed, as Industry Regroups

As the offshore wind industry regroups after several recent setbacks, the first of 12 offshore wind turbines for South Fork Wind has been installed at a site about 35 miles off of Montauk, a historic milestone in what is expected to be the first utility-scale wind farm in federal waters in the United States. The wind farm, which will connect to a substation in East Hampton via a cable that
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Our Electric Future

From efforts afoot in Southampton Town to enable residents to choose renewable energy when paying their electric bills and join a new community solar program, to a push in East Hampton to require new homes be all electric to changes on the horizon with LIPA’s operating structure to a just-inked agreement allowing Greenport’s municipal electric service to pay back homeowners for the electricity their solar panels contribute to the grid,
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League to Host South Fork Energy Forum

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and North Fork will be holding a public information program on Southampton and East Hampton Town energy issues on Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Hampton Library, 2478 Main Street. The program, organized by the League’s Sustainability Committee Chair Terry Wildrick, will include speakers Lynn Arthur, Energy Chair of Southampton Town’s Sustainability Committee, and Lena Tabori, a member of
An illustration of the Sunrise Wind Farm
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Sunrise Wind to Host Virtual Open House as South Fork Wind Farm Gears Up for Turbine Installation

Sunrise Wind, a 924-megawatt offshore wind farm partnership between Ørsted and Eversource adjacent to the companies' South Fork Wind Farm, will hold a virtual open house to inform the public about the wind farm’s construction process this Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. The wind farm will power Long Island through a transmission cable slated to come ashore at Smith Point Beach and tie into a substation off of William
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As Battery Storage by the Canal Riles Up Hampton Bays, Southampton Town To Consider Including Project in Moratorium

Pictured Above: The site plan for the proposed Canal Southampton BESS project. Residents of Hampton Bays are boisterously opposed to a large Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) just east of the Shinnecock Canal, and during nearly three hours of testimony July 11 they let the Southampton Town Board know they don't believe a proposed three-month moratorium on new BESS applications that doesn't include this application does enough to protect them