Southampton to Host Renewable Energy Forum

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 has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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

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