Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island is a subsidiary of the Public Service Enterprise Group and has been around for 117 years. Operating under an agreement with the state-owned Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), it provides service to about 1.1 million people in New York. PSEG generates energy from nuclear, oil, natural gas and coal sources.
PSEG Long Island supports many solar customers (and more every day!) who are connected to the energy grid. Customers can also purchase clean electricity, sometimes including solar-generated energy when they enroll and pay extra for the Green Choice plan. In the long run, installing your own home solar system is a less costly option, especially when you take advantage of existing solar rebates and incentives from state and federal governments.
Solar energy generated from your own solar panel system can be used to power your home, store energy in a home battery, or sell the power back to the electricity grid. To power your home, you need a solar system and sunlight. To store energy for future use (like at night), you need a special home battery. To sell power back to the grid, you need a two-way system and a meter that is hooked up to the utility grid. These function together to send energy back to the grid and offset your electric bill, a program which is called net metering, Net Energy Metering or NEM.
PSEG Long Island offers net metering almost everywhere. There is an online tool for checking the validity of your location, and EnergyPal can help you determine if your home is applicable. The energy you sell back to PSEG Long Island is purchased at rates set by your state and is typically somewhat less than what you pay for your retail electricity. This amount you sell back to the PSEG Long Island grid becomes a credit that’s added to your Energy Credit Bank. Credits go against the cost of retail electricity you use when you cannot supply yourself with enough solar energy. However, credits do not apply to basic charges or taxes.
Overall, you can offset your monthly electric bill to near zero! If you produce more electricity than you consume, the energy credit in kWh (kilowatt-hours) goes towards your next month’s PSEG Long Island bill. EnergyPal will help you size and configure your solar and home battery system appropriately to ensure you maximize your financial savings and energy independence.
In addition to reducing fossil fuel consumption and diminishing your carbon footprint, you can reduce your PSEG Long Island monthly bill, improve the resale value of your home and avoid power loss during outages with your own solar (or solar-battery) system. EnergyPal will help you follow these steps:
There are multiple incentive programs available to reduce the upfront costs associated with solar system installations. They are the:
EnergyPal is available to help you navigate PSEG Long Island bills and the PSEG Long Island solar program requirements and steps for installing solar. Start by requesting a quote, and we’ll help you through the whole process so you get the right system at the right price and offset your PSEG Long Island electric bill.