Energy efficiency improvements made by businesses and homeowners have saved them about $280 million in electric bills since 2014, according to PSEG Long Island.
The utility announced that upgraded appliances, lighting and other energy-efficiency changes in the last six years also netted $265 million in rebates. About 1.6 billion kilowatt hours–which would power more than 191,500 homes for a year–have been saved in the effort.
The energy-savings announcement was made by PSEG Long Island in advance of this Friday’s National Cut Your Energy Costs Day.
Michael Voltz, director of energy efficiency and renewables for PSEG Long Island, said being energy efficient not only saves money, but also helps lower the use of fossil fuels for a cleaner, greener environment.
“Cut Your Energy Costs Day is the perfect time to applaud our customers for saving energy and money through our energy efficiency programs and rebates,” Voltz said in a company statement.
For additional information on how to cut energy use, customers can visit psegliny.com/efficiency.