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04/11/18 4:18pm
04/11/2018 4:18 PM

That was quick.

Less than three days after residents went ballistic after hearing that a PSEG-Long Island subcontractor tore down an osprey’s nest off a pole on Flanders Road in Riverside, the company has installed a new pole that is specifically designed to allow for osprey nests that won’t interfere with the electric wires. READ

04/10/18 1:45pm
04/10/2018 1:45 PM

Saying that PSEG-Long Island subcontractors threw an active osprey nest in Riverside onto the ground after telling the state Department of Environmental Conservation that the nest was inactive, some residents are prepared to march in protest Saturday unless PSEG puts up a replacement pole for the birds. READ

01/23/18 6:00am
01/23/2018 6:00 AM

In Albany, East End representatives have introduced legislation that would require the Long Island Power Authority Board of Trustees to consider the economic impact of rate increases before customers see higher bills.  READ

07/23/15 5:00am
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PSEG-LI is considering building a new substation at EPCAL. Pictured is the existing Riverhead substation off West Main St. File photo by Tim Gannon

PSEG-LI is considering building a new substation at EPCAL. Pictured is the existing Riverhead substation off West Main St. File photo by Tim Gannon

The Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday unanimously authorized an agreement to allow PSEG-Long Island to do soil tests on a section of the town-owned Enterprise Park at Calverton.

PSEG is considering building a power substation at that locatio.

The Long Island Power Authority, which contracts with PSEG to run its transmission system, selected several solar energy proposals to negotiate with last December including one of a 90-acre proposed “energy park” at EPCAL, and four others on private property in Calverton.

But with two other private solar energy projects already under construction in EPCAL, a shortage existed in substations to take the energy generated by the proposed new solar plants, which is why the EPCAL site is being considered.

The five proposed solar energy projects would generate 51.4 mW, officials say.

Negotiations between the power companies proposing the solar projects and LIPA are still ongoing, according to Jeffrey Weir, a spokesperson for PSEG.

The power plant proposed for the town’s energy park at EPCAL would be run by Hecate Energy, and officials are hoping the revenue generated by it will help offset continuing budget deficits the town has.

Councilman George Gabrielsen, who first proposed the energy park, says the deal between the town and Hecate awaits the completion of the environmental impact study on the town’s proposed subdivision of its land at EPCAL.

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