06/28/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/28/2019 07:44
(Uniondale, NY - June 28, 2019) - Summer is here and so is the heat. With temperatures approaching 90 degrees forecasted for today and Saturday, PSEG Long Island is prepared and customers should be as well.
'PSEG Long Island has been working nonstop over the past five years to upgrade the electric system to withstand extreme weather. We are prepared to meet the increased electrical demand that high temperatures bring,' said John O'Connell, vice president of transmission and distribution, PSEG Long Island. 'We would also like to remind customers of the importance of personal safety in times of high heat.'
High temperatures can also lead to higher energy use, resulting in higher electric bills. To help save energy and money this summer, follow a few simple tips:
PSEG Long Island energy efficiency programs provide residential and commercial customers with the tools needed to incorporate energy efficient practices and technologies to help lower energy usage. For information on PSEG Long Island energy saving programs and tips visit https://www.psegliny.com/savemoney.
High temperatures and high electric demand can sometimes cause scattered heat-related outages. PSEG Long Island has additional personnel available and will address outages as quickly and safely as possible. Customers who experience an outage should call 1-800- 490-0075.
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority's transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.