Uniondale, NY - January 30, 2017 - In 2016, residents and businesses across Long Island and the Rockaways that participated in PSEG Long Island’s energy efficiency programs saved more than 305,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity, equivalent to more than $55 million per year in bill savings. Along with providing customers significant savings every month, the amount of energy saved is also good for the environment, equating to taking more than 45,000 cars off the road.
“Customers who participate in PSEG Long Island’s energy efficiency programs help make Long Island a cleaner and greener place to live,” said Dan Eichhorn, vice president of customer services, PSEG Long Island. “Becoming more energy efficient is something that our customers have complete control over and we are excited to see that so many of them are embracing our programs and the positive results they provide.”
Since PSEG Long Island’s start in January 2014, residential customers have purchased more than nine million ENERGY STAR® light bulbs and fixtures with incentives provided by PSEG Long Island, including more than 3.4 million in 2016 alone. LEDs and CFLs use 70–90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last at least 15 times longer. More than 150 retailers on Long Island currently provide in-store rebates through PSEG Long Island.
Changing out lightbulbs is just one of the many steps Long Islanders took to become more efficient in 2016, others accomplishments include:
- Purchasing and receiving rebates for more than 10,000 energy-efficient washing machines and dryers.
- Recycling more than 3,500 old, inefficient refrigerators.
- Conducting more than 3,000 Home Performance energy audits and more than 1,800 home inspections as part of our Residential Energy Affordability Partnership.
- More than 5,000 local businesses received approximately $30 million in rebates by participating in PSEG Long Island’s commercial efficiency program.
PSEG Long Island is proud to offer a host of energy efficiency programs to help its customers become more energy efficient. These range from discounts on LED light bulbs, to rebates on more-efficient large appliances, to free home energy audits that give customized recommendations on how to save energy in each home. For more information on PSEG Long Island’s available rebates and incentives, as well as energy saving tips, please visit here.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a 12-year contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of approximately $10.4 billion.