On Friday, Oct. 27, D&B sponsored and attended the Hauppauge Industrial Association’s (HIA-LI) ninth annual Energy and Environmental Conference at the IBEW in Hauppauge, NY.
The first of the two-session event featured presentations from keynote speakers Ken Daly, President of National Grid, New York, and Daniel Eichorn, President & COO of PSEG-LI. The keynote presentations were followed by two seminars that covered sustainable strategies for companies and PSEG-LI’s energy efficiency programs and innovative uses of natural gas.
Mr. Daly’s presentation focused on National Grid’s commitment to provide its customers with affordable, reliable and sustainable energy in the future as one of the world’s largest investor-owned utilities. Their plan focused on the near-, mid- and long-term solutions for the Long Island region through solar, wind, biogas and geothermal investments, as well as significant improvements to existing gas pipeline infrastructure, the installation of new transmission and distribution pipelines, and smart gas growth through their Neighborhood Expansion Program.
Mr. Eichorn’s presentation discussed PSEG-LI’s dedication to the utility’s reliability and resiliency, such as expanded vegetation management activities, including a larger trim zone and hazardous tree removal; FEMA grant funding of $729M to strengthen the T&D system, thus far reconstructing 417 miles of main-line poles, installed 446 additional switches, and elevated substations in flood zones; and PSEG’s enhanced storm restoration processes.
By participating in the sustainability-focused event, we were provided the opportunity to connect with the decision makers for two of the state’s major utilities to discuss how D&B’s multidisciplined staff can help them realize their visions for sustainable infrastructure. Our sponsorship of the event also provided us with exhibit space and verbal acknowledgment at the event, in which D&B displayed to these leaders our commitment to environmental sustainability, innovative energy and advancement of resiliency technologies.