YAPHANK, NYÂ July 29, 2015Â Â Continuing its commitment to assist local high school students,Â Caithness Long Island, LLCÂ has awarded $25,000 in scholarships to 21 graduating seniors from Bellport, Longwood, and Patchogue-Medford high schools. The annual Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship has assisted over 200 students since its inception in 2007, and has awarded more than $250,000 in total scholarship funds. The scholarship recipients are selected by their local school district based on the students’ academic achievements and their interest in pursuing college studies in science, engineering, or the environment.
The scholarships were presented at the senior awards ceremonies held at the end of the school year at the three high schools, which are in proximity to the Caithness Long Island Energy Center, a 350-megawatt, natural gas-fired power generating plant in Yaphank.
“Caithness is delighted to provide financial support for students continuing their education in science, engineering, and environment studies,” said Ross D. Ain, President, Caithness Long Island, LLC. “We extend our very best wishes to this year’s Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarship recipients for their continued academic success as they begin college this fall.”
Caithness Long Island Energy Center employs state-of-the-art combined cycle power generation technology, which provides more than 20% of the power generated on Long Island, and is the region’s cleanest, most energy-efficient and water-conserving plant. Beginning commercial operations in 2009, the Caithness Long Island Energy Center has saved the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) ratepayers more than $235 million in fuel costs, while improving the local air quality by relying less on older plants that utilize inefficient, decades-old technologies.
In addition to the annual scholarship program, Caithness’s commitment to education includes internships, job shadowing programs, and plant tours to teach local students about modern power generation technology, affording them the opportunity to consider careers in energy, engineering and related fields. Caithness also supports several environmental organizations, nonprofit groups and a number of community-based activities throughout the Town of Brookhaven and across Long Island.
The recipients of the 2015 Caithness Long Island Energy Center Scholarships are:
Patchogue-Medford High School
Bellport High School
Longwood High School
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About Caithness Long Island, LLC
Caithness Long Island, LLC is a subsidiary of Caithness Energy, LLC, a privately held, New York-based independent power producer. For over 25 years, Caithness has been a pioneer in the development of clean, reliable energy. More information can be found at:Â www.caithnesslongisland.com.
Contact:Â Don Miller