Follow Up to Civic Presentation by NYS Department of Public Service (DPS)

Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization Members:

The Department of Public Service Long Island (DPS) staff would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak at your meeting with your civic group. We hope your members found our presentation helpful and informative.

As promised, I would like to follow up on some questions that were asked during our presentation.

1. Where is the closest Customer Care Center?

The closest customer care center to Lake Ronkonkoma would be the Patchogue Customer Care Center, 460 E. Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772. Another option would be the Brentwood center located at 1650 Islip Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717. For other locations, please follow the link below.

https://www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/Account/Payment/CustomerServiceCenters


2. Regarding the question about the LIPA debt:

The amount of debt utilized for the Shoreham project has been decreasing since 1998 and will be completely eliminated under the current schedule in 2033. Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) financials are a public record and can be found on their website http://www.lipower.org/financials.html


3. What happened to the Superconductor that was installed in Ronkonkoma?

We’re looking into the status of this project and will forward any information we receive.

There was also a question asked by Jeff Kagan regarding research and development. Currently, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers various programs to help the residential and business community across New York State become more energy efficient, and less reliant on fossil fuels. As a result of the LIPA Reform Act, NYSERDA efforts have now expanded into Long Island. You can learn more about some of the key program initiatives by clicking on the links below or visiting the NYSERDA website at http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/ :

NY Prize: NY Prize is part of New York’s comprehensive effort to build a cleaner, more resilient, and affordable infrastructure.

NY Sun: The NY-Sun Initiative is part of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to protect the environment and lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by improving the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. NY-Sun brings together and expands existing programs administered by NYSERDA, LIPA, PSEG Long Island, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA). This coordinated, well-funded effort will further expand the use of solar installations across New York State.

K-Solar: a joint project of NYPA and NYSERDA which will provide NYS school districts, AT NO COST and NO OBLIGATION, with the tools, and expertise to bring solar energy to their facilities and reduce their energy costs.

Other R&D Initiatives in Long Island:

If you need further assistance, you may contact us at 516-490-2318.


Anna Senatore: Anna.Senatore@dps.ny.gov
NYS DPS | Long Island Office| 125 East Bethpage Road, Plainview, NY 11803