Southampton’s Energy Future is Bright – Energy initiatives for a Sustainable Southampton
The Town of Southampton is the first municipality in the LIPA service area to launch a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program.
This initiative allows the construction of local, renewable generation of electricity, advancing the state’s progress toward achieving its clean energy goals as set by the 2019 Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and furthers the Town’s goal to achieve energy independence by 2025 and Carbon net-neutrality by 2040.
The Town is the first Long Island municipality to issue a Request For Proposals to establish a solar array over a sealed landfill with other projects in the pipeline using brownfield sites and other unusable lands for energy projects with no cost to the Town while providing energy credits to our residents and land lease income earmarked for reinvestment in sustainable goals.
As part of our energy initiatives, commercial and residential solar code is being developed that supports the storage of solar electrical energy in batteries. This allows the use of energy produced during daylight to be used at night.
Southampton Town Codes also considers building energy efficiencies to reduce consumption. There are several local programs that residents can avail themselves of to have a home energy audit conducted to identify how to cut their energy losses and reduce their energy costs.
The energy future in Southampton is bright and we will continue to take a progressive leadership role to reduce our dependence on fossil fuel energy production and promote the growth of alternative energy production and use.
More about our local renewable energy and environmental protection programs: