REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.
It’s hard to keep track of the plans and programs that have been rolled out in the last several years to ensure that Shelter Island has reliable backup power in case of emergencies.
As Julie Lane reports last week, the newest idea is to start digging a tunnel in October somewhere in Shelter Island Heights to Greenport. The tunnel would house electrical power cables that will connect to a substation in Southold Town. If PSEG pulls the trigger on the plan, one thing will not be in dispute — some Heights and Greenport residents will loudly condemn the whole thing. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach in October of 2013 during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the the Island and the North Fork.
Greenport Village Mayor Hubbard told the Reporter Tuesday that PSEG is exploring the idea of digging a tunnel from a site in Shelter Island Heights under the harbor to an area at the southern end of Fifth Street in the Village. (more…)
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For the third successive year, generators were sent to Shelter Island Monday morning to ensure electrical service if the link to Southold goes down this summer. There were 14 trucks from Phillips Electric carrying the generators across on North Ferry.
For the third successive summer, generators are being placed on Shelter Island while debate continues about how to address power issues here. (more…)
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To the Editor:
I live on Island View Lane in Greenport and lived through the horror of filth, noise and disruption to myself and family in the failed attempt by Bortech to pull the cable from Shelter Island under the bay to Greenport. What was supposed to be a short project lasted throughout the entire summer, then failed.
I find it most disturbing that those residents on Shelter Island who would benefit from the increased power, don’t want their pristine roads sullied by putting in a substation for their benefit. (more…)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s imposition of a New Jersey utility, PSEG, on Long Island has had terrible results. (more…)