Southampton Town will host a Green Power Forum on Oct. 30 in Hampton Bays
Southampton Town will host a Green Power Forum on Oct. 30 in Hampton Bays

Southampton Town’s Sustainable Advisory Committee is hosting a public forum on “Green Power: Renewable Energy for Southampton’s Future” at the Hampton Bays Community Center on Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Deepwater Wind Vice President of Development Clint Plummer will discuss Deepwater Wind’s proposed offshore wind project, Deepwater One, which could provide wind power to the East End and eliminate the need for diesel peaker power plants.

Deepwater One would be located 30 miles east of Montauk.

PSEG Long Island Manager of Residential Efficiency Programs John Franceschina will talk about PSEG’s energy efficiency and renewable programs, which are available to homeowners and businesses.

Renewable Energy Long Island Executive Director Gordian Raacke will discuss East Hampton’s plan to generate all of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, and that plan’s relevance to Southampton Town.

The event will be moderated by Sustainable Committee co-chairs Dieter von Lehsten and Scott Carlin, and the public will be able to ask questions.  The committee is also looking for recommendations from the public for their 2015 committee activities and legislative actions at town hall.

The Hampton Bays Senior Center is at 25 Ponquogue Avenue, just south of Montauk Highway.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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